All eyes will be on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker at the start of the new session to see if the Democratic leader has any intention of making good on his pledge to bring fair electoral mapmaking to the state.
Illinois state Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) is demanding that Democratic Party Chairman Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) take responsibility, one way or the other, for the cloud of corruption hanging over the state legislature.
Chicago Guns Matter president and co-founder Rhonda Ezell questions whether Illinois state Rep. Curtis Tarver (D-Chicago) is the right man for the job he holds, considering his recent misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of a firearm.
While state lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are reflecting on the career of retiring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), Republican political strategist Chris Robling respectfully laments a legacy that he believes did more harm to the state than good.
A new poll finds that more than one out of every three Chicagoans support using some form of bankruptcy to address the city’s mounting debts, which include upward of $150 billion in unfunded pension liability.
Chicago Ald. and 30th Ward Committeeman Ariel Reboyras is not backing down in his escalating battle with Democratic Party Chairman Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) over naming a replacement for disgraced former Illinois state Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago).
Chicago Ald. Ariel Reboyras is threatening to take legal action against Democratic Party Chairman Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) should the House Speaker move forward with what Reboyras alleges is an “illegal and discriminatory effort to disenfranchise Latino voters” in the process of replacing disgraced former state Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago).
With the average Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher receiving nearly $77,000 in annual pension benefits, the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) reports that a retired CPS educator makes back what they put into the system just five months into retirement.