Illinois Tollway overcharged drivers $152K last year by not giving change

By Brad Weisenstein
The Illinois Tollway is spending $33 million on toll machines, some of which can’t make change. The state agency’s legacy is broken promises, political patronage and overcharging Illinoisans.

TAGS: Bruce Rauner, cash register, cashier, change, corruption, George Ryan, I-Pass, Illinois, Illinois General Assembly, Illinois State Toll Highway Commission, Illinois Tollway, Jim Edgar, Jim Thompson, Rod Blagojevich, Springfield, tollway, transaction

State threatens to ‘fire’ moms and dads caring for children with disabilities

By Paul Kersey, Austin Berg
In 2003 and 2009, governors Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn, respectively, issued executive orders to unionize parents who receive a modest Medicaid benefit to help pay for the cost of caring for their disabled children. Suburban Chicago mother Pam Harris has bravely taken this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court in what could be a...

TAGS: Harris v Quinn, pam harris, Pat Quinn, Rod Blagojevich, SEIU: Service Employees International Union