The Speaker’s so-called ‘millionaires’ tax’ could have legs despite intense opposition from powerful opponents, including the governor, says a BGA Rescuing Illinois report.
Politically connected state wildlife official resigns amid questions about why he was participating in out-of-town pro fishing tournaments while on paid sick leave from state government. He says his bosses knew of his activities.
In a bizarre twist, Dixon’s record-breaking embezzlement ends up putting the city in solid financial shape, a Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
Why are state-owned commuter airplanes flying with just one or two passengers at a huge cost to Illinois taxpayers?
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk promises “dramatic procedural changes” after missing records “crisis” slows legal process for hundreds of inmates.
Chicago company once co-owned by Illinois Lottery director sees taxpayer-funded deal scrapped over ethics concerns – then quietly resurrected.
A Rescuing Illinois report finds cross-border consolidation of police, fire and emergency services is the next major step for cash-strapped municipalities.
In his previous life as a political reporter, Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw stood on the media front lines for 33 years.
Many central Illinois police and fire departments have union contracts that allow officers and firefighters to have alcohol in their systems while on duty. But that could soon change.
General Assembly session tees up a busy month with plenty left to accomplish.