Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
Better Government Association (BGA) CEO Andy Shaw threw a bone to four government watchdogs recently whom he said have proven their dedication to moving Chicago away from politics as usual and toward good government.
The lllinois Republican Party is applauding local media outlets in Chicago for picking up a story first reported in the Chicago Sun-Times about J.B. Prtizker, the billionaire Democratic candidate for governor, and his $230,000 in tax breaks for a mansion he called "uninhabitable."
Now that investors are finally looking at opportunities in Illinois, the Democrats in the Senate want to shut them out, Maura O’Hara, executive director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association, told the Chicago City Wire recently.
The proposed Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance, designed to offer greater shift predictability for hourly workers, could put significant financial burdens on businesses, according to attorney Lilia Picazo.
Before the recently passed budget, Illinoisans could at least point to their 3.75 percent state income tax rate as being relatively low, even if their property taxes are relatively high, a policy pro said on a Chicago-based radio program recently.