While state lawmakers ended a two-year budget impasse, the measures adopted by the Illinois Legislature will not fix the state's fiscal mess, an analyst who co-wrote a paper that places the state 49th in long-run solvency told the Sangamon Sun.
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) must be ousted in next year's elections to ensure a better future for the state, a one-time campaign opponent of Moylan said recently.
The so-called "privilege tax" on Illinois investment firms that passed the Senate in May but now appears stalled in the House needs to be put out of its -- and our -- misery, the co-host of a Chicago-area radio show said recently.
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
Democratic state lawmakers showed their true colors in May when they demanded an investigation into an article about apparently doomed school funding reform legislation, a radio show co-host said recently.
Illinois lawmakers betray their ignorance of the needs and opinions of taxpayers when they pass huge tax increases as a way out of the ongoing budget impasse, a policy expert said on a radio program recently.
A bill to expand Illinoisans' rights to end pregnancies on demand, including because of the sex of the fetus, and force taxpayers to foot the bill goes way too far, Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) said on a radio talk show recently.
Legislation that has passed the House and is now under review by the Senate would hamstring employers from paying reasonable wages in the name of fighting pay discrimination against women, a Chicago-based public-interest group’s leader said on a radio program recently.
Lawmakers in Springfield hammering out the so-called Grand Bargain need to restore the faith of business in Illinois, a former state senator turned technology and manufacturing advocate said during a recent Chicago-based radio talk show appearance.
A controversial day-long racial seminar, "Understanding Today’s Struggles for Racial Civil Rights," at New Trier High School, has caught the attention of a Chicago-based public-interest litigation center's president.
The vice president of a Park Ridge club for women Republicans says her support for a local school board candidate is personal and not an attempt to interject partisanship into an officially nonpartisan race.
The incoming state senator representing Illinois' 27th District has said he agrees with term limits, though a University of Illinois political scientist maintains that term limits have not turned out the way supporters or opponents expected.
Illinois taxpayers need to send a clear message to the General Assembly to work with the governor and tackle the state's trillions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities, the president of a government advisory group said during a recent radio interview.
While online campaigning and phone polling are changing the way elections happen, Democrats in Springfield may find themselves in an unfamiliar position if they should win a super-majority next week, a Chicago-area political reporter said during a radio interview.
A campaign ad put out by a political action committee against one of the relative few incumbent state House Democrats running opposed this election season seems, at first glance, to show the state's House speaker in drag with Trump hair.
The stopgap budget passed by Illinois lawmakers last summer took the pressure off of lawmakers but come back with a vengeance after the November election, the Republican candidate for state House District 18 said during a recent candidates forum.