When the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) scheduled a strike vote earlier this year, many viewed the move as another tactic orchestrated by the union to prevent Gov. Bruce Rauner from imposing his last, best offer.
With nearly a dozen endorsements under her belt, Joan McCarthy Lasonde, the Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 9th Congressional District, hopes to keep Independent candidate David Earl Williams III at bay and defeat Democratic incumbent Janice Schakowsky in the November general election.
Winning her Senate race has become all the more challenging for U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) now that an Illinois judge has rejected a motion to dismiss a whistleblower workplace retaliation lawsuit against the lawmaker.
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is holding its Congressional Pharmacy Summit this week in Washington, D.C. to lobby members of Congress on a controversial “any willing pharmacy” (AWP) bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s proposal to tax Illinois drivers based on road usage may generate more revenue to maintain the state’s roads, but such a complex task may prove immensely difficult to implement and sustain.
Paying out large pension benefits that exceed Winnetka Firefighters’ pension contributions is draining the pension fund and has nearly doubled the deficit in the last 10 years, a report by the Illinois Department of Insurance revealed.
Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) is supporting a bill that would require the Department of Human Services to raise the hourly wage for personal assistants and home health care workers from $13 per hour to $15 -- a move that would cost the state $86.8 million a year.
A bill that would increase wages and secure health insurance for workers assisting seniors is raising concern at the Illinois Policy Institute, where critics say it is just an attempt by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to avoid collective bargaining.
State Senate GOP candidate Mel Thillens wants answers and is calling for an investigation of Auditor General Frank Mautino, whose campaign finance records have raised ethical questions regarding extravagant spending during his tenure as state representative.
Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liability has sent legislators on a quest to solve the crisis as quickly as possible, including a rare agreement announced in January between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton (D-6th District), which would offer workers a choice of other retirement benefits.