The political arm of Illinois’ largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has already spent nearly $600,000 this year across 24 competitive state House and Senate races, according to filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
Kankakee’s Interim Police Chief Price Dumas resigned on Aug. 17 after he allegedly used the Illinois State Police’s L.E.A.D.S. database to search for individuals who had been outspoken against Kankakee’s Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong.
After several articles about alleged disqualifications of six out of seven KMRA Directors, an attorney hired by the city of Kankakee wrote a memorandum on the subject. Watchdog responds to that memo in three parts.
Among Illinois counties, Boone, Montgomery and Bond had the highest percentage of property owners with mortgages who owe at least 25 percent more on their loans than their property is worth, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions looking at home equity at the end of the first quarter.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The Illinois House has passed a resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan, with Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) among 13 GOP members abstaining from voting on the issue.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is publicly preaching party unity on the campaign trail. But behind the scenes, Rauner is quietly leading an effort to purge conservatives from the Illinois Republican State Central Committee, which governs the party and has elections this month.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.