The president’s health care law is driving down employment in his home state, according to a recent report.
Former White House Chief of Staff and candidate for governor of Illinois Bill Daley reversed his stance on raising funds while the Illinois legislature was in session. He claimed that his status as a candidate and not elected official renders him immune from being improperly influenced.
Former White House chief of staff William “Bill” Daley has formed an exploratory committee to help raise money for a campaign to become governor of Illinois.
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.