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.
The United States is considered one of the top destination points for child trafficking with cases reported in all 50 states, including 143 investigated calls to the hotline for allegations of human trafficking in 2016 by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
From a farmhouse to a church inspiring Gospel music, 25 historically significant sites throughout Illinois were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016 thanks to the Springfield-based Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA).
The public is invited to review and submit comments on a draft version of Springfield’s Transportation Improvement Program, covering Sangamon County, Springfield and the Village of Chatham for fiscal years 2017-20 from now until