America’s War on Poverty has been an abject failure. Nearly $12 trillion and 60 years later, official poverty rates remain basically unchanged. While the nation waged a well-intentioned assault on poverty, it inadvertently launched a far more sinister war: on dignity. While attempting to eradicate poverty, America created countless government welfare programs. In doing so,...View Report
The federal court system has been watching Illinois for patronage hiring since 1972. There’s little evidence the problem is fixed.
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.