The 2011 tax hikes cost the state economy $55.8 billion in real GDP from 2012-2016.View Report
State lawmakers would be wise to re-examine the barriers to second chances and first careers throughout the state.
Illinois has started to embrace second chances for people who have been through the criminal justice system.
Motorists have only hours left to seek a refund from the city of Chicago.
In 2017 the Illinois General Assembly passed two bills that can improve employment outcomes for ex-offenders, potentially reducing crime and saving millions of dollars.
This latest amount broke the previous city payout record of $25 million for a wrongful conviction suit in 2012.
A measure passed by the Illinois House of Representatives would extend the law that permits state’s attorneys to authorize wiretaps without a court-issued warrant.
As opioid abuse ravages Illinois, lawmakers must take action to root out overprescription in the state’s workers’ compensation system.
The city’s police department has gone over budget for overtime every year for the past six years, costing Chicago taxpayers $575 million in spending for overtime pay.
The new law will transfer the burden of proof to law enforcement in forfeiture proceedings.
Two bills to legalize marijuana currently sit in Springfield.