Illinois State House District 109 issued the following announcement on Sept. 26.Rep. Bailey Joins 100th Celebration for Illinois Chamber of Commerce During Rep. Bailey’s trip to the annual meeting of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in Chicago this week, he was able to meet with the director for the economic division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office who actually made the agreement to purchase $2.2 Billion of soybeans and corn from Illinois farmers.
WFLD Fox 32 Chicago President and General Manager Dennis Welsh did not mince words about the perilous place Illinois’ growing pension crisis has left the state in during a recently aired editorial on the network in which he predicted voters are primed for revolt given anything short of pension reform.
Illinois’ record-setting 2017 income tax hike has done little to slow the state’s rising pension costs, leaving state taxpayers on the hook for nearly $250 billion in unfunded public pension liability.
Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is so desperate for change in the handling of the state’s finances that he’s conceded the fact it may require a drastic occurrence before the ship can be righted.
Illinois state Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland) says that incidents such as embattled Chicago Ald. Ed Burke’s wife being named the most powerful judge in the state puts Illinois in a class all by itself for the wrong reasons.
State Rep. Blaine Wilhour’s (R-Effingham) frustration is apparent upon hearing the news that the wife of recently indicted Chicago Ald. Ed Burke now holds the position of Illinois’ most powerful judge.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) thinks that Judge Anne Burke’s recent election as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court has sweeping consequences for the idea of fairness across the state.