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
The new ordinance backed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot allows food trucks and other mobile entrepreneurs to operate with more freedom on city streets.
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois is en route to the highest office in the state.
Licensing should be the last resort. Instead, in the case of the landscape architects, it appears to be a grab for a different kind of green.
New Year brings new laws as the 100thGeneral Assembly ends. Here are a few wins for Illinois taxpayers.
The measure would relax statewide restrictions on liquor licensure and encourage local control.
Regulatory regimes in Illinois often discourage workforce participation without enhancing public welfare. One Senate bill, however, would require regulators to demonstrate the necessity of new rules before imposing them on workers.
The country is enjoying a food truck boom, but overbearing regulations threaten the industry. According to a new study, Chicago’s regulatory burden is among the worst.
Some businesses would see license fees double, among other fee hikes meant to shore up city finances.
The criminal justice commission’s recommendations work toward providing more opportunity for ex-offenders and reducing the state’s prison population.
A proposal to license pharmaceutical reps amounts to costly fees and red tape that will do little to promote public health and safety.