Six Illinois Republican lawmakers have moved to block a bill Gov. Bruce Rauner signed in August exempting illegal immigrants from being deported if local authorities apprehend them on unrelated matters.
In a year that saw Illinois not only rank 48th out of 50 states for unfunded pension liability debt but also at the top of the list of states with the heaviest tax burden, at least one local government official is taking notice.
Based on more than a decade of teaching information technology to Elgin Community College (ECC) students, Professor Heidi Eaton recently earned the Post-secondary Teacher of the Year Award from the Illinois Business Education Association (IBEA).
Eroding support for a statewide property tax freeze backed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner – even from some in his own party – kept senators from even considering the bill during a November legislative session, according to a Nov. 11 article on MyJournalCourier.com.