Illinois’ economy will take decades to recover from the state’s current pension and workers’ compensation obligations, to say nothing of the debts continually being added because of a significant lack of reform, according to a blistering analysis from Chicago attorney Eugene Keefe.
Rep. Robert Martwick's (D-Chicago) vote for the House budget plan that includes a significant tax hike was reckless and contrary to the interests of his constituents, Ammie Kessem, who has announced a bid for Martwick's seat in 2018, said in a press release.
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s (D-Chicago) political influence in Illinois is unrivaled, extends far beyond his role in the General Assembly and must be countered, John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, argued in a column recently.
While every state around it continues to grow in population and prosperity, Illinois keeps shrinking under the strain of higher taxes and more regulations, Michael Lucci, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, said in an article on the institute's website.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Chicagoans need to demand acceptance of Gov. Bruce Rauner's call for a property tax freeze to not only prevent themselves from having to pay 10 percent more property taxes but also put an end to the wealthy's indifference to the plight of the poor, according to the Illinois GOP.
Mike Koffski, a Jefferson Park resident known for his strong focus on community service, has been named precinct committeeman for Ward 45, Precinct 25, for the Northwest Side GOP Club, according to a press release.
J.B. Pritzker can tell Illinoisans a lot about whether he deserves to be their next governor by taking a stance on Northwestern University (NU) President Morton Schapiro, Wirepoints founder Mark Glennon says on his website.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
Niles Township residents are being encouraged to show their support for the township’s first responders through visual displays and kind gestures via an initiative from the Niles Township Regular Republican Organization (NTRRO).