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.
Cook County commissioners and lawmakers across the state need to learn from the recently repealed soda tax before considering sales taxes or any other new revenue schemes, Commissioner Sean Morrison told the Chicago City Wire.
Gov. Bruce Rauner stressed the need to open more state tourism opportunities at the yearly meeting and awards luncheon of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau recently, according to a press release.