While Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bulk of the Legislature’s proposed budget and penned a newspaper editorial, Speaker Michael Madigan announced another whole-House hearing and began laying blame on the governor for an expected government shutdown.
Cronyism in the car industry didn’t start with Chicago’s ongoing attempt to control ride-share companies. In 1982, big car dealerships successfully lobbied to ban their competitors from making Sunday car sales. A generation of car buyers has lost out because of it.
An attorney who served as chief of staff to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should be suspended from the practice of law for three years, a panel of the state’s Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission’s (ARDC) Review Board recommended this week.
Mary Claire (left) and Madelyn McGlynn After deciding to send 400 bed nets to Uganda to fight malaria, then-high school freshman Mary Claire McGlynn and her younger sister, Madelyn McGlynn, knew they had to do something more to make a difference.
No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. – Winston Churchill
SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois lawmakers wrestle with raising the individual income tax rate to help keep the state solvent, a piece of legislation that would expand opportunities for personal injury attorneys may be on a fast track for passage in the current lame duck session.