The Illinois Republican Party has issued an infographic to illustrate the connections among House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios and other key Illinois Democrats identified by the Chicago Tribune recently.
Traditional news outlets have been resorting to name-calling and disparagement because they fear their way of controlling the narrative is dying, an Illinois Policy Institute writer said on a radio show recently.
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker has added fuel to the fire he's already feeling over the $230,000 in property tax breaks he received the past few years by lying about them, the Illinois Republican Party alleged recently.
House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) has spent nearly $170,000 in campaign funds on baseball tickets, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which Illinois Policy Institute staffer Joe Kaiser finds strange since Madigan has been less than a fair-weather fan of major league sports in the city.
Not to be a party pooper, but Sam Toia thinks a proposal to require every licensed business in Chicago with a public bathroom to make it available to anyone with an “emergency” should be flushed down the drain.
The St. Louis Lambert International Airport Commission recently voted to award a three-year cleaning contract worth $14.74 million to United Maintenance Co., a Chicago firm that had been disqualified due to concerns over its president’s alleged ties to organized crime.
James Bovard warns residents of Jefferson Park that they need look no further than the opposite side of the city to see what a proposed low-income, subsidized housing complex could mean for their neighborhood.
There are three steps to reducing corruption in Chicago and they begin with completely rewriting its weak and archaic ethics ordinance that protects entrenched politicians, the city's former legislative inspector general turned government watchdog group CEO said.
Following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent State of the State address in Springfield, major news organizations observed the highlights and takeaways as he reiterated remarks on continuing budget gridlock while simultaneously calling for compromise and reform.
Amid reports of missing property and last-minute changes in move-in plans, the transition between outgoing Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger and incoming Comptroller Susana Mendoza recently took on a testy tone.
Emerging as big-money players in the perpetual Mike Madigan Machine are businessman Chris Kennedy, son of the late U.S. attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, and attorney, entrepreneur and philanthropist J.B. Pritzker, according to recently released financial data.
Following an election year rife with accusations aimed at the “Madigan Machine” and other factions in Springfield, Chicago Sun-Times writer Mark Brown said recently that the time for term limits may have arrived in Illinois.
Chicago Alderman Willie Cochran was indicted on federal charges today. The special June 2015 grand jury filed a variety of charges against the 20th Ward alderman in U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division.