WFLD Fox 32 Chicago President and General Manager Dennis Welsh did not mince words about the perilous place Illinois’ growing pension crisis has left the state in during a recently aired editorial on the network in which he predicted voters are primed for revolt given anything short of pension reform.
Illinois’ record-setting 2017 income tax hike has done little to slow the state’s rising pension costs, leaving state taxpayers on the hook for nearly $250 billion in unfunded public pension liability.
Congressional candidate Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) sees the “power grab” that has resulted in the wife of Chicago Ald. Ed Burke being named Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice while he is under federal probe as an indictment of the way Democrats operate in the state.
A new Wirepoints analysis of Internal Revenue Service data concludes that Illinois’ ongoing outmigration crisis has caused the state at least $310 billion in adjusted gross income since the start of the new millennium.
Illinois state Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) believes the findings of a new Tax Foundation report that ranks the state almost last in the country for funded ratio of pubic pensions speaks to the policy change that’s desperately needed in Springfield.
State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) has shook up the political landscape by announcing he will not be seeking a fifth term in Springfield and instead may be poised to make a run for statewide office such as the senate or secretary of state's office in 2022.
A number of bills sponsored by Senate Republican lawmakers have been signed into law during the week, including measures expanding youth hunting, shining light on ADA violations, seeking to repurpose a state facility, and increasing pedestrian safety.
State Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) is hoping against hope that a recent trend that saw unemployment fall across the state while the number of jobs added increased will prove to be lasting development.
State Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) thinks the U.S. Secret Service should be spending a lot more time in town in the wake of a mock assassination of President Donald Trump at a recent fundraiser for state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago).
State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) thinks there should be consequences stemming from the mock assassination of President Donald Trump at a recent fundraiser for state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago).