Illinois is the second-most corrupt state in the nation, according to the University of Illinois-Chicago. And corruption costs the state economy at least $550 million per year. But the size and scope of government corruption is nothing new for Illinoisans. What is new? Powerful Illinois lawmakers, Chicago aldermen, local mayors and business interests are involved...View Report
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In the case of an epidemic like COVID-19, Illinois governors are given a wide range of emergency powers for a limited period of time.
State lawmakers putting together ethics reforms have not met since the first week of March, when the coronavirus ended gatherings.
Health care institutions need flexibility to prepare for infection rates that could overwhelm current hospital bed capacity.
The individual choices we make every day will curb or aggravate the pandemic. And the policies we collectively pursue will either let us bounce back or aggravate the economic disaster.
Americans previously needed to update their ID by Oct. 1 to be allowed to fly and visit federal facilities without additional documentation.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on March 20 ordered state residents to stay home except for essential workers and trips for supplies. The order came as Illinois recorded its fifth death and 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Springfield needs to pull policy levers to mitigate harm. And they should do so as quickly as possible.
The developer’s recordings helped federal investigators charge Chicago Ald. Ed Burke and deepened the investigation into Illinois state corruption.
This revelation is the third mistake involving the Illinois Secretary of State concerning voter registration since January.