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.
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.
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.
For former Illinois state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), her recent decision to run in 2020 against U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (D-Downers Grove) in the 6th Congressional District comes down to her love for America.
Illinois state Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) thinks there might be more than meets the eye to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s hasty decision to remove two newly appointed members of the Western Illinois University (WIU) Board of Trustees.
Former state Rep. Jeanne Ives (R. Wheaton), who narrowly lost her bid to unseat then Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the GOP primary just over a year ago, is back in the political spotlight after announcing her run in the 6th Congressional District.
Former U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Colona), who left Illinois with his family nearly three years ago in part to escape the rising taxes, is now running for office in the Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.
Illinois state lawmakers have a dubious history of subjecting residents to gas tax hikes, but the recent doubling of the state gas tax to 38 cents per gallon seems to have taken things to an entirely new level.
Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) Executive Director Richard A. Pearson recently shared a bulletin with members alerting them to be on the lookout for anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment groups funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that will be misrepresenting themselves as organizations promoting community safety.