Black Lives Matter proponents need to put their feet on the ground in their own communities, an author and philosophy professor who recently took to Twitter to decry the "systematic absence of law and order" in the federal government's response to gang violence said during a recent interview.
In 2013, Dan Liljenquist, a former Republican Utah state senator, referred to a brief encounter with then Chicago Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, now chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, as "one of the more sobering experiences of my life."
An 11th-hour pre-primary letter from Chicago-area ultra-orthodox rabbis to shore up the flagging race of state Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) was ill-advised, the anti-abuse advocate who claims Silverstein sexually harassed her said during an interview Wednesday.
The would-be founders of Chicago Classical Academy, which would have been a charter school rooted in the liberal arts and set apart from existing Chicago public schools, are discouraged that their application was not approved but they're not done, one would-be founder said during a recent interview.
Chicago’s police pension bailout in the General Assembly's budget deal this summer could be derailed if the state continues to empty out as Illinoisans flee for better tax climates and opportunities elsewhere, a researcher for a fiscal advocacy group said.
Founding a charter school in Chicago means operating under the assumption that the city's public school system will not approve the application, a founder of Chicago Classical Academy said during a recent interview.
Gov. Bruce Rauner touted security cooperation and met with top Israeli officials to discuss mutual security interests during his official visit to that country earlier this month, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Illinois' long-vacant legislative inspector general (LIG) office, suddenly filled earlier this month after a sexual harassment scandal bloomed in Springfield, could contribute to state liability for lawmaker's misconduct, a Chicago-based attorney said during a recent interview.
The Cook County Democratic Committee's endorsement of state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) as a candidate for Illinois attorney general drew swift criticism from the Illinois Republican Party, who called Raoul "just another career politician from Chicago" who does House Speaker Michael Madigan's bidding in a recent release.
Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago) proved he is in lock-step with House Speaker Michael Madigan when he voted for a permanent 32 percent state income tax hike this summer, Republican challenger Amanda Biela told Chicago City Wire recently.
Cook County commissioners and lawmakers across the state need to learn from the recently repealed soda tax before considering sales taxes or any other new revenue schemes, Commissioner Sean Morrison told the Chicago City Wire.
While state lawmakers ended a two-year budget impasse, the measures adopted by the Illinois Legislature will not fix the state's fiscal mess, an analyst who co-wrote a paper that places the state 49th in long-run solvency told the Sangamon Sun.
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.
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
The nation needs to call for civility in political discourse before more violence is committed against politicians, such as the shooting of a congressman in Alexandria, Virginia, earlier this month, a radio show producer said recently.