The lllinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-IL) is taking aim at 16 state legislators who voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto and pass a budget that carries the largest permanent tax hike in state history.
Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle the number of candidates filing petitions to run in next year’s elections.
The cable television industry is trying to eliminate its rivals by pushing legislation that taxes them while leaving cable to continue operating without impediment, a DISH Network executive told the Sangamon Sun recently.
Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction worksites and damaged valuable equipment.
One piece of legislation proposed in the Senate's "grand bargain" could cripple home builders in lllinois, cost hundreds of jobs and take millions out of the already depleted state coffers, a contractors' representative said recently.
The Illinois State Board of Elections slapped a $5,000 fine on Auditor General Frank Mautino's campaign committee on Monday for failing to comply with board order to update financial disclosure reports filed in 2014 and 2015.