Ex-Rep. David Phelps (D., Ill.) is accused of violating Illinois state ethics rules during his time as assistant director of the Illinois Department of Transportation from 2003 to 2011, the Pantagraph reports.
Conservatives are calling for a total transformation of Illinois’ public pension system in the wake of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s failure to reform the program, which is nearly $100 billion in debt.
Illinois lawmakers rejected Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s push for pension reform in the state’s lame duck sessions this week, leaving Illinois with nearly $100 billion in unpaid pension debt and the Democratic Party at odds with its labor base.
As Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) recuperated from a severe stroke, the Chicago Tribune published what critics deemed a scathing attack on his credibility that was based solely on accusations from his ex-wife, whom those close to the Kirk family describe as unstable and unreliable.
Wisconsin has pulled back from the brink of fiscal insolvency after Governor Scott Walker’s collective bargaining and budget reforms, despite doomsday warnings of fiscal disaster.
A Democratic candidate for state representative for district near Chicago allegedly punched her daughter multiple times in the face, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
The Illinois House opened a special investigation Tuesday into Democratic state Rep. Derrick Smith, who faces a federal charge for allegedly accepting a cash bribe.
Democratic Illinois lawmakers are engaged in a vicious primary fight.