A court ruling a Chicago law firm argues is relevant to statewide workers' compensation cases can be used as precedent in only very specific and limited situations, the firm posted on its website recently.
The Illinois High School Association, a non-profit organization that runs high school sports competitions, is not subject to the same transparency requirements as public institutions, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on May 18.
Financial expert Mark Glennon of Wilmette says in his analysis of a new study on state and local pensions that the options available to reduce the substantial obligations facing Illinois funds include amending the state constitution or going through federal bankruptcy.
What's good for the populace must not be good for the politicians, the Illinois Republican Party said recently in response to Attorney General Lisa Madigan's apparent willingness to give in to a judge's decision on elected officials' paychecks.
Term limits are not a short-term solution to Illinois' financial problems, and when or if they are implemented, such limits must be done right or the result will be more of the same, co-founders of a conservative nonprofit said during a recent Chicago-based radio broadcast.
Republicans say that, in Illinois, there exists a democracy of one — Mike Madigan, to be exact — with the longtime House speaker managing affairs as if the state were a dictatorship rather than a system of egalitarianism.
With Illinois' state pension liability 17 percent more than it was last year, the vice president of a Chicago-based think tank recently said that 401(k)-style plans for public employees would go a long way toward easing the pension crisis.
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.
Now that the Illinois Supreme Court has kept redistricting reform, also known as "free maps," off of the November ballot, Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants the General Assembly to put it back on the ballot.
Illinois voters, regardless of party affiliation, need to have a stern conversation with their state legislators to revive redistricting after the Illinois Supreme Court decision last week that took free maps off the November ballot, Gov. Bruce Rauner said during a recent interview.