Sate Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) thinks new Gov. J.B. Pritzker's moving to gift senior members of his staff with a 15 percent pay raise while also doubling the salaries for his top 20 staffers as one of his first acts of governance amounts to a smack in the face to taxpayers.
California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.
In-state tuition and book costs for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will continue to be among the highest for schools in the Big 10 conference, despite the UI Board of Trustees' vote on Thursday to extend an in-state tuition freeze for the fifth-straight year.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a January 23 executive order committing Illinois to the expensive energy sources and failed carbon-dioxide reduction goals of the United Nations and the Paris Climate Agreement.
The state legislature adjourned before taking action on Senate Bill 1597, which would require Illinois consumers to pay a 5 cent fee for every single-use paper or plastic bag, but similar proposals are being considered at the county and local levels.
Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, is warning members that he believes Senate Bill 107, aimed at banning “assault weapons,” will not be the last attack on legal gun owners.