There are almost as many people in Cook County now receiving public pension funds as there are active government workers, according to calculations recently released by the office of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas.
Republican Vice President Mike Pence headlines the list of confirmed speakers for this year’s Turning Point USA Midwest Regional Conference (MWRC) program on March 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont.
Democratic state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-Glenview) is spearheading a drive to curb sexual harassment in the workplace with the proposed creation of the Private Sector Workplace Anti-Harassment Task Force.
Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, is warning members that he believes Senate Bill 107, aimed at banning “assault weapons,” will not be the last attack on legal gun owners.
State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) is calling for regulation changes in Springfield after former lawmaker Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie, announced earlier this month that he was leaving the legislature to become a professional lobbyist.