After Illinois’ personal income tax was hiked just two points — from 3 to 5 percent — in early 2011, a record number of residents packed their bags, revealing what the Illinois Policy Institute termed “wealth flight.”
Following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filing and
lawsuits, Illinois’ Better Government Association (BGA) recently succeeded in forcing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to release private emails
that pertain to city business.
The Illinois Department of Human Services and Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have openings available to help SNAP recipients receive training and learn skills to gain meaningful employment.
Illinois House Democrats may be coming to the end of a “comfortable" era working alongside Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago), with longtime mutual back-scratching among the statesman’s elected cronies possibly diminishing soon, according to the News-Gazette.
Nearly one year after a government watchdog group exposed the questionable campaign spending of Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino that launched state and federal investigations, Mautino’s response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit is confirmation that he broke state laws, the group claims.
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.
Invoking an old wives’ tale referring to ambivalent, “average" amphibians, the Chicago Tribune recently created an analogy between disinterested Illinois taxpayers and a hypothetical pot of frog stew to illustrate the state’s simmering fiscal status.
A U.S. Census Bureau report released this week reveals that between July 2015 and July 2016, Illinois lost 114,144 residents -- a net loss of 37,508 when arrivals are factored in -- a record high for the state.