Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s power over Illinois politics is more precarious than ever. A steady stream of federal investigations, wiretaps and raids of people close to him, a deferred prosecution agreement with Commonwealth Edison wherein the utility giant admitted to bribing the speaker, and a grand jury subpoena served to Madigan’s office have led...View Report
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is again turning to criminal penalties to gain compliance with his coronavirus mandates. He is targeting small business owners for mask violations.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 restrictions on youth hockey have parents questioning the science and logic of the decision.
Data published last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis revealed that U.S. gross domestic product shrank at an annualized rate of -32.9% during the second quarter.
Fall’s most popular high school sports lost out as public health, sports and academic leaders put pandemic restrictions on youth, high school and adult amateur sports starting Aug. 15.
Most other states have recouped more of their February-April job losses from the pandemic shutdowns than Illinois.
COVID-19 and associated government lockdowns disproportionately harmed women with children at home.
The state and most of its urban areas are failing to get residents back to work at rates matching the national average.
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.
Continued unemployment claims in Illinois remain virtually unchanged since mid-April. Other states are getting back to work.