The Illinois Federation of Teachers in 2021 spent 190 times more on Chicago-area teachers than it did on teachers south of Interstate 80. That could be why IFT membership has shrunk nearly 18% since 2017.View Report
What you need to know to better get answers about what local and state government leaders are doing in Illinois.
Watching government and how taxes are spent isn’t always a simple process, but a useful tool helps obtain records to see the inner workings of schools, cities and state agencies: the Illinois Freedom of Information Act
Federal investigators have been digging into the political corruption surrounding red-light cameras, including a pair of the multi-million dollar traffic devices in Oakbrook Terrace.
The governor’s office issued a concerning response to a simple request for the numbers backing up his “fair tax” proposal.
The court’s ruling strengthens Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, a crucial tool in holding government officials accountable.
A post-mortem on Illinois’ 2017 regular legislative session shows missed opportunities for taxpayer savings.
According to a ruling from Illinois’ attorney general, government employees cannot conceal work-related communication on private email, despite the Chicago Police Department’s arguments for it.
Governments and government agencies should adopt policies that prohibit officials from using their personal email addresses to conduct government business.
While the Freedom of Information Act is abundantly clear, secrecy-obsessed bureaucrats often claim exemption.
HB 3796 would hamstring watchdogs in a state riddled with corruption. Lawmakers should let Quinn’s veto stand.