Illinois is the second-most corrupt state in the nation, according to the University of Illinois-Chicago. And corruption costs the state economy at least $550 million per year. But the size and scope of government corruption is nothing new for Illinoisans. What is new? Powerful Illinois lawmakers, Chicago aldermen, local mayors and business interests are involved...View Report
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.
A poll of Illinois registered voters finds 76 percent want to remove occupational licensing barriers for ex-offenders.