The Land of Lincoln is suffering a number of financial woes, fueled in large part by unfunded pension liabilities, but neither Illinois nor any other state should expect a bailout from Uncle Sam, according to a resolution introduced into the senate last summer.
Even if Illinois state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) used "dirty tricks" to fend off 2016 primary challenger Jason Gonzales, the strategy allegedly employed was not illegal, according to a recent court filing.
A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
An advocate for victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, and a constituent in freshman U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood's (D-Naperville) 14th Congressional District, said he was shocked by the lawmaker's "vile remarks" during a recent House Homeland Security Committee budget hearing in Washington D.C.
Oswego School District 308's Board of Education is worried about how to close a $1.3 million deficit while a Democrat lawmaker would have the state weasel out of paying $49.5 million it has owed the district for years, two Republican lawmakers are saying.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
An online news outlet's founder recently took issue with comments by newly appointed Illinois House Assistant Majority Leader Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) about which taxpayers can "pay a little bit more" in taxes on services—especially her suggestion to tax the use of drive-through restaurants.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster's endorsement of fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House only weeks after publicly opposing the idea is what Foster is always going to do—what the party tells him—his opponent in the general election said during a recent interview.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
Illinois's "other debt disaster" is $73 billion in unfunded state retiree health insurance benefits and more than twice that amount owed over the next four decades, according to a special report issued this week by an online news outlet.
Plainfield Township's administrator, who resigned earlier this week after an Illinois-based political activist group's allegations of misconduct, violated the trust she once enjoyed, a township official said.
The receiver and giver in transactions between Illinois' powerful State House speaker and lawmakers who get millions from him is a matter of perspective, the Republican candidate for the 86th District House seat said during a recent interview.
Supporting a proposal to cut Illinois property taxes in half and a slate of political candidates who would help make that happen is part of Liberty Principles PAC's recently announced "Save Your Home" campaign.
Illinois Democrat gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker will follow State House Speaker Mike Madigan's huge tax hike with increases of his own if he wins in November, the ranking House Republican said earlier this week.