Recent decisions by credit rating agencies to downgrade Illinois’ bond rating to near-junk status amounts to a pause before the general election after which the situation will get even worse, an industry consultant said.
Unearthing new evidence of Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s (D-IL) alleged fiscal extravagance during her tenure at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the investigative news site Illinois Watchdog recently added new details to what it calls a "wasteful legacy" at the V.A.
Illinois' public pension crisis has been bumped out of the headlines by the Nov. 8 presidential election and other attention-grabbers, but the crisis hasn't gone away, the vice president of a Chicago-based conservative think tank said in a recent article.
Since the state Supreme Court ruled voter referendums can't be used to place measures on the ballot, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for state lawmakers to take action to restore redistricting to the November ballot and to also put term limits up for a vote.