The years 2010 through 2019 will go down in Illinois history as a decade of public policy failure and economic decline. High fixed costs for pensions and government worker health care have prevented the state from balancing its budget in any year since 2001. Since the Great Recession in 2008, the state’s fiscal imbalance has...View Report
Illinois lawmakers are currently paid for the entire month, even if they resign before the end of it. A new bill could change that.
After unanimous approval from the Illinois House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate has remained conspicuously silent on a bill meant to address one man’s dominance of a little-known network of government authorities.
A bureaucratic barrier that stifles investigations into lawmakers’ ethical violations would be nixed under a newly proposed law.
A new report alleges Markham Mayor Pro Tem Ernest Blevins illegally hiked his own salary.
No Americans trust their state government less than Illinoisans.
The gas the Mautino campaign claims to have purchased over 16 years would equate to more than 35,000 miles every year. The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles.
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.