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.
Illinois state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) doesn't want to discuss his "one-liner" about a conspiracy he alleges would shut down most of Illinois' newspapers or his continued opposition to legislation that could save the cash-strapped state millions.
Legislation that would extend state student aid eligibility to undocumented immigrants, on the governor's desk unsigned for about a week, will not be any easier to fund than the current program, State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) said during a recent interview.
As Illinois Democrats push for Gov. J.B. Pritzker's so-called "fair tax" that one online news outlet calls dishonest, a freshman state House representative from Geneva recently said he is joining fellow lawmakers in encouraging constituents to better understand the proposal.
Government has no business telling a landlord how much rent to charge a tenant, the state representative from Crystal Lake said during a recent interview about an effort to repeal a 22-year-old rent control law.
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.
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.
Despite an East Dundee lawmaker's call for pension plans to be recalculated and reviewed after an actuary was defrocked last summer, West Dundee won't be doing any such thing, Village Manager Joseph Cavallaro said during a recent interview.
Hampshire Fire Protection District isn't at all affected by the news this past summer about actuary Timothy W. Sharpe's suspension, which prompted one lawmaker to call for pension plans to be recalculated and reviewed, a village finance official 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.
State Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) has told informed the Senate's GOP leadership that she won't seek re-election this fall, and a Kane County news outlet has reported that she likely will resign.
Now that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's chief of staff has been forced out over the latest sexual harassment scandal in Springfield, it's time from Democratic lawmakers to call for Madigan's resignation, a Republican state representative said in a press release.
The gloves are clearly off in the Democratic primary for Illinois attorney general, where House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) was behind a push to strike Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood), the only Democrat representative who didn't favor his 17th term as speaker more than a year ago, from that ballot, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee said during a recent interview.