A penny-per-ounce tax on sugary and artificial drinks has been put on hold by a circuit judge who issued a temporary restraining order requested by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and other grocers, according to ABC 7.
The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority recently shared in a Public Safety Committee hearing how the lack of a state budget and no appropriations, along with the state’s recent bond downgrade, will impact professional sports facilities like Soldier Stadium.
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.
Chicagoans could see a 28.2 percent monthly tax increase on land and cell phone lines billed to a city address if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs into law a measure that crept through the Legislature earlier in June.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
A medical supply executive and the husband of a Chicago alderwoman have been cited by the Chicago Board of Ethics for lobbying Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on his personal email account, according to the Better Government Association (BGA).
The News-Gazette recently criticized the AFL-CIO's endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, calling it a political power play and arguing that it has come far too early in the campaign cycle, according to an Illinois Republican Party press release.
Traditional news outlets have been resorting to name-calling and disparagement because they fear their way of controlling the narrative is dying, an Illinois Policy Institute writer said on a radio show recently.