lllinois has tried going without a budget for years and compromising on a "grand bargain" that ended up being a bust, so now some are asking whether bankruptcy is a viable way out of the state's financial morass.
Democrat Chicago Alderman John Arena probably, for the short term, will get away with posting salty and inflammatory comments on his Facebook page but it won't last, the co-host of a Conservative Chicago-based radio talk show said during a recent broadcast.
Insults hurled by 45th Ward Alderman John Arena at both the state of Indiana and his own constituents have triggered a detailed response by a group that studies the economic climate of Illinois and Indiana.
A Cook County Circuit Court judge's recent decision to support Chicago's 200-foot rule restricting where food trucks can go is limiting choice in the city, a marketing manager for a think tank said during a recent radio talk show.
Property owners in Illinois are the hardest hit in the nation when it comes to taxes. And the property tax burden coupled with falling home values is crippling homeowners and leading many Illinois families to deduce that buying a home in Illinois just isn’t worth it.
The Illinois Policy Institute is proposing a budget conservative group leaders contend would put an end to the state’s nearly two-year impasse, closing a $7.1 billion deficit without adding any new taxes.
There's a certain hypocrisy to House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of holding the budget process hostage for his wealthy friends and big business in general, a radio talk show's co-hosts said recently.