Officials in Springfield and around the country are talking about a “pension cliff” and trying to determine what will happen as large numbers of educators become fully vested in school district pension benefit systems.
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’ 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.
The Northwest Side Democratic elections in 2018 and 2019 are shaping up as battles between incumbents linked to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Speaker of the House Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) and the up-and-coming progressive faction, particularly in the 39th Ward.
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.
Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle the number of candidates filing petitions to run in next year’s elections.
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.