Chicago to propose restrictive licensing for pharmaceutical reps
A proposal to license pharmaceutical reps amounts to costly fees and red tape that will do little to promote public health and safety.
Illinois: Plenty of pumpkins, not enough people
Illinois ranks as the top pumpkin producer in the country, which isn’t much of a consolation given the state’s poor performance in almost every economic category.
The cost of crossing Madigan
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s election to the speaker position in 16 of the last 17 legislative sessions is a testament to the loyalty he demands from his Democratic colleagues.
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How Madigan left the Cubs in the dark
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s grip on the state’s legislative process once delayed the Cubs’ quest for lights at Wrigley Field – and 30 years later, the Cubs are still feuding with politicians.
September jobs report: Manufacturing jobs down, white-collar jobs up; workforce dropout continues overall
The divergence between professional and blue-collar work continued in September, and a shrinking workforce coincided with steady seasonal out-migration.
Poll shows Illinoisans support both unions and Right to Work principles
A new Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll reveals that nearly half of Illinoisans support Right-to-Work laws – but that more education on worker freedom is needed.
U-Haul rental rates reflect Illinois’ out-migration crisis
Chicagoans’ strong demand for one-way moves to Houston, Texas, and to Naples, Fla., is driving up moving-truck rental costs.
Average Metropolitan Water Reclamation District employee makes nearly $100K per year
Government employees responsible for managing water quality are earning six-figure salaries, despite a recent history of slacking on taxpayers’ time.
“I lived in Illinois my entire life until April of this year. My wife and I moved to Cypress, Texas, outside of Houston. I’m back in Chicago for a conference. I was paying $12,000 a month in property taxes in Highland Park. As soon as I had to get a property tax attorney a light...
Over 370 Cook County correctional officers call off work during Cubs playoff run
Cook County correctional officers’ unusually high use of sick and family medical leave coincides with Cubs playoff games.
Fall in Illinois
Young workers, public policy failures are driving Illinois’ out-migration
New poll indicates that younger workers want to flee the state the most, and Illinois’ high-tax, anti-growth policies are encouraging them to do so.
AFSCME’s demands come at expense of neediest Illinoisans
By demanding a larger share of the state’s limited resources, AFSCME is depleting state funds and keeping them from social service providers and other Illinoisans who most need them.