How Illinois’ economic development agency flouts the law in plain sight

By Robert Steere
The DCEO’s decision to play by its own rules deserves scrutiny not only because of its monetary cost, but because it involves a fiduciary failure symptomatic of governmental disregard for the rule of law. It exemplifies a political culture that must change if Illinois government is to turn the corner and move toward restoration and renewal.

TAGS: DCEO, EDGE: Economic Development for a Growing Economy, liberty justice center

Months after new regulations imposed, pedicabs struggle

By Bryant Jackson-Green
Four months ago, Chicago passed an ordinance regulating the city’s burgeoning pedicab industry. What’s been the effect so far? By many accounts, business has taken a major hit. Before the ordinance, it was estimated that Chicago had as many as 400 pedicabs operating throughout the city. But since the ordinance took effect, the city has...

TAGS: jobs, liberty justice center, pedicabs

Illinois General Assembly passes bill to help Teamsters who picketed funerals

By Jacob Huebert
Since July, Illinois Teamsters have been on strike against funeral home operator Service Corporation International, or SCI, because SCI didn’t offer a contract that the union found satisfactory. At first, the Teamsters fought their battle by aggressively picketing funeral homes SCI owns in Illinois. Among other things, strikers at Illinois funeral homes reportedly blocked mourners...

TAGS: liberty justice center, Service Corporation International, Teamsters, Tony Munoz