Increasing Illinois' minimum wage to $15 an hour would be devastating to small businesses and cost the state 93,000 jobs, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center forecast recently.
When a major department store closes in a mall, it can do a lot more than leave an empty space in the shopping experience: It can leave a big hole in local revenue projections as well, the Better Government Association (BGA) argued recently.
Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) touted the recent passage of Senate Bill 1238 as a way to make it easier for veterans to receive the services they need rather than getting lost in the judicial system.
Legislators' attempts to raise the minimum wage in Illinois won't address poverty and could negatively affect youth unemployment, according to Tim Kane, a labor economics expert with the Hoover Institution, a public policy think tank at Stanford University.
An amendment to Senate Bill 9 has received a lot of press for its plans to impose a 6.25 percent sales tax on streaming services and cable TV, but the lllinois Policy Institute is warning homeowners that the bill also would grab some green from landscaping companies.
Health care and workers’ compensation data are remarkably susceptible to hacking, leaving some people open to a range of identity theft crimes, the law firm of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates warned recently.
Illinoisans hoping to get information from the government through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests often give up or forget because the requests take so long to come through -- if they ever do, a government watchdog group said recently.
The consumer advocacy group Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) has accused the Chatham village clerk of several violations, including tampering with a mayoral candidate's application papers, and is asking for his immediate resignation, Illinois Leaks reported recently.