Illinois Supreme Court strikes down Independent Map Amendment

A muzzle has been placed on the people of Illinois. That’s according to dissenting Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas in the court’s decision...

Deferred maintenance of water and sewer leaves Joliet seeking tax increase

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK To conform to EPA mandates, the City of Joliet’s Utilities Department has proposed a 12.5 percent increase in water and sewer...

Taxpayer groups gain grassroots momentum amid relentless rate hikes

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Property taxpayers want their voices to be heard in the Illinois General Assembly and at county and municipal levels of government....

Davis calls for ACA repeal ahead of health insurance rate boost in 2017

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A central Illinois congressman said another round of health insurance rate increases on the horizon bolsters his call for repeal of...

New Illinois law gives non-violent felons a second chance

Gov. Rauner signs the reform bill as Lisa Creason stands behind him. (INN Photo | Ben Yount) ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner...

Marijuana industry exec: Illinois on a familiar path to legalization

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Advocates for legal marijuana in Illinois may want to look to Massachusetts this fall. Or, as one cannabis industry insider said,...

Opinion: Food-stamp fraud and prevalence signs of a struggling state

Praise for the Clintons is sparse these days. But the 20th anniversary of the former president’s signature achievement deserves discussion. President Bill Clinton’s welfare...

Kirk, Duckworth make their pitch to Illinois farmers

Senator Kirk and Congresswoman Duckworth speak at a forum north of Normal. (Photo provided) ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois’ U.S. Senate candidates are giving their...

Niles proposes new tax on village’s storage facilities

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A proposal by the Village of Niles to tax storage facilities is typical of government units trying to fund their functions...

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