Several Republican representatives will announce their support for a comprehensive pension reform bill that is meant to improve the pension problems in the state, including the pension crisis in Chicago, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said on Friday.
The Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) didn't believe the residents of Marshall would give a $5,000 donation to a private cemetery, but while a member of the public advocacy group watched, the Marshall City Council voted to do just that recently.
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.
Lawmakers in Springfield hammering out the so-called Grand Bargain need to restore the faith of business in Illinois, a former state senator turned technology and manufacturing advocate said during a recent Chicago-based radio talk show appearance.
State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) believes the Republican sweep of four trustee spots and the clerk’s office in Shelbyville Township is a clear indicator of how serious residents are about change.