Tim Mapes, Kevin Quinn and Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) all have more in common than just being three government operatives ensnared in the growing #MeToo movement that continues to rock the state capitol.
Although Illinois residents already pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation, three economists at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago recently recommended an additional 1 percent tax on a home's value to remedy the state's climbing pension debt.
An Illinois regulatory agency's decision to hire a former Chicago police officer with a past that included close ties to the Mickey Cobras street gang was "a massive mistake," Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) said during a recent interview.
Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) doesn’t see how Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker can get a fair return on the more than $105 million they combined to invest in their recent primary victories.