House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) should follow in his daughter's footsteps and resign, many respondents posted on the Bloomington Pantagraph's Facebook page after Attorney General Lisa Madigan's decision not to seek re-election was reported recently.
Village of Stanford Attorney Mark McGrath recently filed a Scrivener’s Error document stating that references to a 2010 easement being temporary were incorrect, which the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) call tantamount to fraud.
The alleged cover-up of in the case of Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner and a city-purchased airline ticket could be worse than the original crime, the founders of the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) said on "Illinois Watchdog Radio" recently.
It's against the law to use a city credit card for a personal purchase, regardless of whether the city is later reimbursed, two groups keeping an eye on an ongoing Bloomington controversy agreed upon meeting recently.
The Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library District's response to questions from the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) about its lease agreement on a building owned by one of its trustees falls far short of acceptable, the ECW contends.
Bill Thomas, a trustee on the Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library District, should be charged for failing to address a potential conflict of interest regarding the lease of a building he owns to the library, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contend.
The Attorney General’s Public Access Bureau will evaluate a complaint against the Atlanta, Illinois, Public Library District Board of Trustees alleging that the board voted on a payment that was not adequately described to the public, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady and Jason Barickman, both Bloomington Republicans, are calling on Senate Democrats to take the parliamentary hold off on the state public school funding bill and send it to Gov. Bruce Rauner to make the change it needs, according to a press release.
Illinois’ economy will take decades to recover from the state’s current pension and workers’ compensation obligations, to say nothing of the debts continually being added because of a significant lack of reform, according to a blistering analysis from Chicago attorney Eugene Keefe.
While every state around it continues to grow in population and prosperity, Illinois keeps shrinking under the strain of higher taxes and more regulations, Michael Lucci, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, said in an article on the institute's website.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) said he believes the General Assembly is close to a compromise in a recent statement supporting Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call for a special session to end the budget impasse.
Illinois State University paid former President Timothy Flanagan nearly $700,000 in fiscal year 2014, a good illustration of how high administrative costs lead to high pension costs and increased tuition in Illinois’ higher education system, according the Illinois Policy Institute.
Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) recently led the Illinois House in honoring Fairbury City Superintendent Leroy McPherson, who will retire at the end of June after 55 years of service to his community, according to a press release.
House Democrats took a promising school funding reform bill and turned it into another handout to Chicago schools at the expense of the rest of the state, Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) said before the close of the spring legislative session on Wednesday.
With the adoption of Sen. Jason Barickman’s (R-Bloomington) Senate Resolution 284, the General Assembly has designated June 15 "Elder Abuse Awareness Day" in an effort to encourage Illinois residents to learn more about the issue.