Workers’ compensation is a significant cost to Illinois taxpayers and drains scarce tax dollars from government coffers. A previous report in this series estimated the direct cost of workers’ compensation to state, county and municipal governments is $402 million in worker payouts per year.1 Building upon those findings, this report estimates that the total cost of workers’ compensation to...View Report
This year was full of corruption and mismanagement from public officials, but four instances in particular stand out.
Corruption from several public officials in Metro East underscores the need for more government transparency in the area.
November was a sad reminder of the corruption at various levels of Illinois government from retired House Speaker Denny Hastert to the small Village of Bellwood.
October’s headlines featured backroom deals and financial mismanagement, all at taxpayers’ expense.
A new ethics ruling prohibits aldermen from getting World Series tickets at face value — a perk not afforded to most of the public.
Illinoisans have the lowest trust in state government of any state in the nation.
Chicago leads the way in numerous corruption headlines yet again.
Headlines in June show why Chicago is considered one of the most corrupt cities in the world.
May’s corruption headlines show the steep cost nontransparent government can have on taxpayers.
Illinois Policy Action has been busy advancing its 2016 Legislative Agenda, arguing for bills that make local- government operations more transparent to residents, and promote efficiency.