Illinois has an incredible abundance of redundant local government that is primarily focused on administrative salaries rather than benefiting taxpayers in any meaningful way, Jose Sanchez told a House Committee of the Whole before the end of the spring legislative session.
House Speaker Michael Madigan is already using his political muscle to manhandle the AFL-CIO into supporting billionaire J.B. Pritzker in the 2018 gubernatorial race, the Illinois Republican Party said recently.
Life insurers would be required to attempt to locate the beneficiaries of unclaimed policies from as far back as 1996 under a bill that passed the General Assembly at the conclusion of the spring legislative session and now awaits Gov. Bruce Rauner's approval.
Illinois has entered into a partnership with the Internet of Things Talent Consortium in the hopes of offering affordable technology job training, the Department of Innovation and Technology announced recently.
As the fiscal year started July 1 in Illinois without a full budget, the Better Government Association (BGA) offered an interactive timeline detailing how the budget impasse began and progressed from the beginning of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term in January 2015.
Imagining the Midwest as one big balloon with Illinois in the center might help illustrate what has happened recently: The middle of the balloon is being squished, meaning the rest of the balloon is expanding.
Public sector employees and retirees might accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
An Illinois case against the state's largest private-sector employee union that was recently appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court could bring sweeping change to the entire nation, the president of an organization helping to back the plaintiffs in the case said on a recent radio talk show.
Illinois’ pension crisis is dire but will ultimately follow the precedent set by Pennsylvania, which has passed bipartisan legislation to deal with its own such crisis, a think tank analyst from that state said on a radio talk show recently.