Illinois needs to get its fiscal house in order, undergo regulatory reform, overhaul its tax code and retool its education system to save the middle class, Illinois Manufacturers' Association President and CEO Greg Baise said during a recent news conference at the state Capitol in Springfield.
A proposed increase to Chicago's property tax rate would bring with it unintended -- or perhaps intended -- consequences such as flawed property valuations that often require an attorney to appeal, an Illinois Policy Institute representative told Chicago City Wire.
A newly released study that indicates higher-paid legislators spend more time fundraising than legislating prompted a conservative think-tank founder to ponder whether Illinois voters should consider reducing legislator pay.
A new documentary about Illinois' long-serving Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is in the midst of several scheduled showings on local TV, a prelude to what its conservative backers say will be even broader distribution in the final weeks before the general election.
Brandi McGuire, Republican candidate for the District 72 state House seat, recently faced a smear campaign by her Democratic opponent, Mike Halpin, in which Halpin accused her of not supporting the military and veterans.
Brandi McGuire, the Republican candidate for the District 72 state House seat, toured Gray Machine and Welding recently in Rock Island while discussing the state of manufacturing and business with company founder Hank Gray.
Rock Island State Representative hopeful Mike Halpin is largely relying on House Speaker Michael Madigan and Chicago Democrats to fund his campaign, according to an analysis of Illinois State Board of Elections filings by Rock Island Today.