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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has yet to respond to a letter from a bipartisan group of Springfield lawmakers calling for him to release his plan for a new facility at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Littleton, Lynnville and Quarry employ the most government workers per capita in Lake County, according to 2017 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.
The Illinois House of Representatives voted 91-1 Friday to spend $635,570 to build three "lactation and wellness" rooms at the state capitol in Springfield.
Vernon Hills, Gurnee and Zion top the list in Lake County with the highest spending per capita in 2017, Illinois State Comptroller financial reports show.
Going against some of his GOP peers, Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard) spoke up against bipartisan-sponsored legislation.
More than one-third of employees at the Park District of Highland Park make more than $100,000 a year, district records show.
North Chicago has joined Harvey on the growing list of Illinois cities being crippled by ballooning public safety pension system crisis, Wirepoints reports.
Recent layoffs of some police officers and firefighters over a pension crisis has left some Harvey residents worried about how it will affect the city's ability to cope with emergencies.
House Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) said gerrymandering must end now.
Of the 651 fire and police pension funds in Illinois, more than 400 were underfunded by cities in 2016, including 29 funds serving cities in Lake County.
West Deerfield, Shields and Avon employ the fewest government workers per capita among townships in Illinois, according to 2017 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.
Former state Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) said Illinois voters are to blame for the state's pension funding crisis during a discussion posted on the Illinois Policy Institute's Facebook page.
Senate Bill 2670 will provide Illinois residents with the power to help control their property taxes, according to state Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorne Woods).
Seven Republicans took the podium at an impromptu press conference to reject yet another Democrat imposed tax hike.
Gerrymandering gives way to unfair party control, according to Rep. Ryan Spain (R-Peoria).
Karen Feldman has a simple plan for ushering Illinois into a new and more responsible era of operation.
Ken Idstein stands as a shining example to lawmakers who might be thinking of ways to make good on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s push to enact a full and balanced budget.
Venedy, Rector and Newmansville employ the most government workers per capita among townships in Illinois, according to 2017 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.
Sympathy for the plight of foster children did not keep Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) from questioning Illinois' offer of recompense to adolescents.
Park Districts for Long Grove, Foss and Wildwood top the list in Lake County with the lowest spending per capita in 2017, Illinois State Comptroller financial reports show.