New Department of Assets, Information and Services reduced spending growth by $1.8 million per year post-merger, exceeding $1 million savings target.
It’s inherently unfair for lawmakers to draw their own districts, but that’s what we’re stuck with in Illinois. Check out our non-partisan maps for comparison.
More than 6 million Illinoisans voted, despite a deadly pandemic, thanks to emergency measures passed by the General Assembly. Now is the time to build on that success.
Running a safe and secure election isn’t easy during a pandemic. State and local election officials throughout Illinois are rising to the challenge.
A lot of questionable behavior by public officials is perfectly legal in Illinois. That’s because the state has some of the weakest ethics laws in the nation.
If threatened postal delays are giving you second thoughts, remember that there are other ways to cast your ballot safely for the November election.
Voting in person could be risky due to COVID-19, so it’s important to know your options.
Private conference calls between aldermen and Mayor Lori Lightfoot violated “nearly every meaningful requirement” of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the lawsuit says.
Public bodies throughout Illinois are holding virtual meetings during the statewide stay-at-home order. The Open Meetings Act still protects the right of citizens to observe and participate.
State and local governments have exercised extraordinary authority to deal with the public health crisis. That calls for more transparency, not less.