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.
Dr. Eric M. Wallace announced his run for the state Senate in the 40th District on Monday, setting up a challenge to three-time Democratic incumbent Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) on a message of “rebuilding the moral fabric of our state.”
Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for $3.6 billion in additional spending thanks to a new deal Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed off on with American Federation of State, County and Municipal County Employees (AFSCME) workers late last month.
Over the last 30 days, Illinois’ already overtaxed state-run pension systems have added at least 651 retired government workers that are projected to average $1.3 million in lifetime pension benefits, according to an Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) report.
A Kankakee County Board member has spoken out against a controversial Facebook post by Kankakee County Democratic Chairman John Willard that compared the MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats worn by many supporters of President Donald Trump to hoods worn by the Ku Klux Klan.
Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider is demanding answers from House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) in the wake of an ongoing criminal probe where several people with close ties to the longtime Democratic leader have already been implicated.
Jason Gonzales insists that his legal stand against Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) is about much more than losing a 2016 Democratic primary at the hands of the Illinois House Speaker's powerful political machine.