All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is demanding a state investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated district-by-district financial impact of his Senate Bill 1, which promises to change the state's formula for dispensing money to public schools.
Financial expert Mark Glennon of Wilmette says in his analysis of a new study on state and local pensions that the options available to reduce the substantial obligations facing Illinois funds include amending the state constitution or going through federal bankruptcy.
The Illinois State Board of Elections slapped a $5,000 fine on Auditor General Frank Mautino's campaign committee on Monday for failing to comply with board order to update financial disclosure reports filed in 2014 and 2015.
Despite his loudly voiced objections, Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) must now count on colleagues in the House to stop a bill that will set up a "Small Donor" matching program for candidates running for some offices in Illinois.
Rep. Thomas Bennett (R-Watseka) expressed his frustration with the legislative gridlock in Springfield on his website recently, pointing specifically to the lack of action on a bill to protect correction workers.
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) sees his vote in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as a fulfillment of his promise to repeal measures of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while preserving some of its protections, a press release from his office said recently.
Two police officers and a civilian who were killed in a highway shootout nearly four decades ago would have the overpass where the incident took place renamed in their honor under a House Joint Resolution introduced on Tuesday.
Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction work sites and damaged valuable equipment.