If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
State lawmakers would be wise to re-examine the barriers to second chances and first careers throughout the state.
The Land of Lincoln is also the land of “sin” taxes, “saint” subsidies and other nanny-like policies, according to a new study.
Almost a quarter of Illinois workers need licenses to work in their professions, and workers who default on student loans can face the suspension of those licenses.
In Illinois, a cosmetologist must complete 350 days of educational training, but an EMT can be licensed after just 37.
A new law will allow certain nurses in Illinois to practice independently of physicians, expanding health care access and affordability.
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.
Needless licensing requirements are killing job opportunities, especially for lower-income Illinoisans.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pen writes a storybook ending for a single mom from Decatur.
On Aug. 22, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law a bill that prevents the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from using irrelevant criminal convictions as a basis for denying licenses to applicants seeking to work as barbers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, estheticians, nail technicians, roofing business owners or funeral directors.