Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Toni Larocco

Toni Larocco

“I feel like the unions have no consequences. It seems that whenever they feel like something isn’t going their way, they walk out and leave our kids hanging. My fear is that this is going to continue happening as time goes on.”

Adrienne DeLeon

Adrienne DeLeon

“Every family has a different situation. Not all families are able to be serviced by the public schools."

Illinois child protection director gets 3rd contempt charge in 8 days

Illinois child protection director gets 3rd contempt charge in 8 days

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services director was held in contempt of court for allegedly violating the right to proper housing of a 17-year-old boy. It’s the director’s third contempt charge in eight days, highlighting DCFS’ struggle to place kids.

By Dylan Sharkey

Illinois considers local gas taxes atop doubled state gas tax

Illinois considers local gas taxes atop doubled state gas tax

Illinois has the second-highest gas taxes in the nation, but a new bill would let cities add a local gas tax on top of the state and federal taxes and fees. Illinois doubled its gasoline tax in 2019, part of $5.2 billion in new taxpayer costs since Gov. J.B. Pritzker took office.

By Dylan Sharkey

Ashley Muzzillo

Ashley Muzzillo

“The union can literally hold our children hostage.”