Over the weekend, the Chicago Tribune's editorial board urged readers, particularly those voters in state districts where Democratic state legislators face strong Republican challengers, to break off their long relationship with House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).
The legal tussle between Naperville Township and the Naperville Township Road District is emblematic of the problems caused in Illinois, a state with almost 7,000 units of local government, a writer for a Chicago-based conservative think tank said in a recent article.
Aurora received an early Halloween treat this year in the form of a designation as America’s third best city overall in which to go trick-or-treating, a study by the online finance resource SmartAsset said recently.
Illinois needs to get its fiscal house in order, undergo regulatory reform, overhaul its tax code and retool its education system to save the middle class, Illinois Manufacturers' Association President and CEO Greg Baise said during a recent news conference at the state Capitol in Springfield.
A proposed increase to Chicago's property tax rate would bring with it unintended -- or perhaps intended -- consequences such as flawed property valuations that often require an attorney to appeal, an Illinois Policy Institute representative told Chicago City Wire.
A newly released study that indicates higher-paid legislators spend more time fundraising than legislating prompted a conservative think-tank founder to ponder whether Illinois voters should consider reducing legislator pay.