Officials in Springfield and around the country are talking about a “pension cliff” and trying to determine what will happen as large numbers of educators become fully vested in school district pension benefit systems.
Democratic state lawmakers showed their true colors in May when they demanded an investigation into an article about apparently doomed school funding reform legislation, a radio show co-host said recently.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Gov. Bruce Rauner' s speech Tuesday night on unity and the importance of passing a state budget stressed a sentiment of urgency Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) says the General Assembly should have been feeling all along.