Illinois can do it the old way and raise taxes to deliver pork projects. Or Illinois can be smart and make each tax dollar work hard to deliver projects that help residents and the economy.View Report
After unanimous approval from the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate has remained conspicuously silent on a bill meant to address one man’s dominance of a little-known network of government authorities.
Lax oversight of Illinois’ little-known regional development authorities has led to questionable business arrangements with one official in particular.
Andrew Hamilton and his consulting firm have collected more than $2 million from eight regional development authorities since 2010.
Andrew Hamilton is clearly a man of many hats. But some of those hats should raise eyebrows.