Any meaningful property tax relief for Illinoisans means reforming Illinois’ unsustainable public pension system.View Report
Thirty years ago Aug. 8, the Chicago Cubs played their first game under lights at Wrigley Field – after first battling Chicago politicians for the right to do so.
One year after a record-setting tax hike the state still can’t balance a budget, has done nothing to solve long-term fiscal problems and has further damaged its economic growth.
Tim Mapes is also in line for a six-figure pension.
Illinoisans shouldn’t have to wait for yet another humiliating scandal to fix what’s wrong here: Politicians should have no place in policing their own oversight.
A few brave souls have come forward with their stories about the behavior under Madigan’s dome. But how many still feel powerless?
Tim Mapes has resigned from his posts in Madigan’s office and the Democratic Party of Illinois after a fellow staff member accused him of sexual harassment.
Lawmakers voted to approve the 1,245-page budget less than 24 hours after it was revealed to the public.
A majority of House lawmakers sided with the speaker over tapped-out taxpayers.
Local government leaders across Illinois are asking their state lawmakers to stand up against House Speaker Mike Madigan’s progressive tax push.
A progressive income tax isn’t really about fairness. It’s just the next idea in a long line of failed policies hoping to pay for spending levels Illinoisans can’t afford.