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.
The Cook County Board of Commissioner's decision last month to limit what property owners can ask potential tenants about their criminal histories was shortsighted and will have long-reaching effects, according to the president of a Chicago legal support services firm.
The assistant majority leader in the Illinois State House is co-sponsoring a major reproductive rights bill, but he has not responded to interview requests to talk about the legislation or about a Democratic colleague's reported suggestion that castration would help settle the abortion issue in Illinois.
The People Over Politics Party, founded to support candidates for office in Orland Park, is celebrating a Cook County judge's decision to reinstate it slate of candidates in April's municipal election, according to a party press release.
The annexation scheme suggested by former police superintendent turned Chicago mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy would amount to theft and isn't going to happen, a trustee from one of the targeted suburbs said during a recent interview
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.
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.
Team USA's stunning victory over Canada in the Paralympic Sled Hockey gold medal round earlier this week is still a bit overwhelming for La Grange resident Josh Misiewicz, the U.S. Marine Corp veteran said shortly after medaling for the first time.
There are issues larger than age in youth football that aren't getting much attention in a state House drive to ban organized tackle teams for all players younger than 12, a sport and cheer organization board member said during a recent interview
Berkeley needs to do a better job of informing village residents when a change in property use is being considered by the Village Board, a resident who opposed plans to for apartments at on St. Charles Road said during a recent interview.
The school funding bill that became law in September after a tumultuous time in the state's General Assembly is working out to be a good thing, a Fenwick High School official told West Cook News recently.