While government worker unions have had a stranglehold on the people of Illinois for far too long, the state isn’t without hope. Illinois can follow the lead of other Midwestern states and enact labor reforms.View Report
The biggest obstacle Illinoisans face in Springfield remains the same: an all-powerful House speaker, and members of both parties who are all too eager to kowtow.
The Land of Lincoln received the lowest possible grade in budget forecasting and legacy costs.
Springfield won’t let millions in unpaid utility bills get in the way of nonessential spending.
A new study highlights the gravity of Illinois' fiscal crisis.
In his annual budget address, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel painted a rosy picture about city finances while selling more tax and fee increases.
The choice is clear: Fix Illinois, or watch its downfall accelerate.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to increase costs for Chicagoans to fill budget shortfalls and failing pensions.
Every budget through 2023 will likely be unbalanced as well.
With the 2018 budget set to spend at least $1.3 billion more than it takes in, members of the General Assembly have hoodwinked Illinoisans once again.
Illinois universities are blaming the recent budget impasse for their declining enrollment and financial problems. But the problems in higher education started long before the budget fight, and are largely self-inflicted.