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.
Illinois is planning a $1.2 billion network that promises to facilitate innovation and spark technical cooperation between universities and businesses, according to a recent joint announcement by Gov. Bruce Rauner and the University of Illinois.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s efforts to preserve the Affordable Care Act will force up health-care premiums next year for Illinoisans who are not Medicaid-eligible, according to C. Steven Tucker, the founder of HealthInsuranceMentors.com.
The ciity budget presented by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel does not include any major tax increases, it does call for three new or increased taxes and does not adequately address pension costs, according to the Better Government Association’s Jose Sanchez.
The 2013 payout to former Metra CEO Alex Clifford is just one example of outrageous severance packages still being handed out to public employees in Illinois, the Better Government Association (BGA) contends.
The Democratic candidates for Illinois governor would like to get rid of a new Illinois scholarship tax credit program meant to help the state's neediest children, the Illinois Republican Party charged in a recent press release.
A Chicago alderman used his position to threaten and then take action against a Chicago firefighter who refused to rent out space he owned to the alderman's preferred tenants, according to a Project Six investigation.