Only 51 percent of black adults reported having some form of work in Illinois.View Report
The measure would set a week aside to honor and appreciate the staff of MacNeal Hospital. The state continues without a budget.
Lawmakers passed a resolution to issue commemorative medallions while the state continues to go without a budget.
State lawmakers still haven’t passed a budget, but the Illinois House of Representatives passed a resolution June 22 declaring Southern Illinois the “Eclipse Crossroads of America.”
Less than 43 minutes of work over two days has cost Illinois taxpayers $100,000.
Instead of working to pass a budget, House representatives passed a nonbinding resolution to rename a portion of Roosevelt Road on the boundary line of Chicago and Cicero.
Metra officials say they’ve reduced the cost of the lobbyist firms’ contracts by bringing down monthly retainer costs by 15 percent.
Madigan has stared down Gov. Bruce Rauner for more than 700 days and Rauner just blinked.
The Illinois House of Representatives met for about seven minutes, and the Senate met for approximately 10 minutes on June 21 before adjourning from special session – costing Illinois taxpayers $50,000 for less than 20 minutes of work.
The Illinois Republicans’ budget proposal includes billions in tax hikes and has an ineffective spending “cap” that will likely result in deficit spending by 2020. The plan’s lack of reforms sets taxpayers up for a permanent tax hike in 2022.
Illinois is tied for the worst income growth in the entire U.S.