Opinion: For many Illinoisans, the next recession has arrived

Illinois is not working. Since the end of the Great Recession, most members of the Illinois General Assembly have taken one of two approaches to this throbbing reality. The first is to close their eyes, plug their ears and babble. The second is to make things worse. Now, this political aversion to growth is coming […]

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Opinion: For many Illinoisans, the next recession has arrived

Illinois is not working. Since the end of the Great Recession, most members of the Illinois General Assembly have taken one of two approaches...

House Rules Committee approves proposed rules without Republican support

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK An Illinois House committee critics say acts as a gatekeeper will remain a hurdle for some legislation after the House rules...

New General Assembly takes oath today with diminished Democratic power in House

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A new class of state lawmakers will be sworn in Wednesday, with Republicans chipping away at the Democratic majority in the...

Rauner says he’s hopeful rumored deal will change broken system

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Gov. Bruce Rauner said he’s hopeful Democrats and Republicans can come together to fix the state’s broken system in the short...

Newly elected state lawmakers ready to roll up their sleeves

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Newly elected state lawmakers said their wins on Tuesday send a message to the status quo in Springfield. Election Day saw...

Springfield area legislator introduces bills limiting lawmaker pay

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK An incumbent state lawmaker wants to remove automatic cost-of-living increases for lawmakers, only pay appointed lawmakers for the days worked their...

Springfield no closer to compromise despite elections, downgrade threat

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Neither the outcome of the election nor the threat of another credit downgrade may change the status quo of broken budgets...

State behind in payments to residents owed money in legal claims

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois is reportedly over a year behind on payments to individuals who are owed money by the state through legal claims....

State Rep. wants free in-state tuition at Illinois public colleges

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A state lawmaker, flanked by young activists, released details of his plan to make Illinois’ public universities tuition-free, but it would...

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