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Waste Watch: Nearly $100M of waste in Illinois state and local government

Waste Watch: Nearly $100M of waste in Illinois state and local government

Illinois taxpayers are fed up and overtaxed. Residents have little faith that their governments are spending their tax dollars well – and for good reason. The state’s most recent spending plan is out of balance by as much as $1.5 billion, and includes $54.2 million in wasteful spending and $27 million in pork-barrel spending. The...

By Adam Schuster, Alec Mena, Travis Nix

AFSCME funnels union dues to Mike Madigan

AFSCME funnels union dues to Mike Madigan

State records show AFSCME Council 31 funnels membership dues into its political action committee, which just gave a record-breaking $767,800 donation to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.

By Mailee Smith