If you found out you habitually had been overcharged for something or charged for something you didn’t want or know you were getting, you’d have a right to complain, to expect an end to the abuse and to receive reimbursement in full.
Illinois is the second-most corrupt state in the nation, according to the University of Illinois-Chicago. And corruption costs the state economy at least $550 million per year. But the size and scope of government corruption is nothing new for Illinoisans.
House Speaker Michael Madigan promised to challenge the choice of a committee set to pick the replacement for an indicted former state representative if that former lawmaker has any input in the decision.
When State Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier retires from the bench next December, there’ll be many ways to judge his 16-year career on the high court, including the quality of the decisions he made, the quality of the company he kept and the friends he made, and the quality of the enemies he accumulated.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker just bumped up funding for road construction to a non-existent airport to $205.5 million, paid in part with his doubled gas tax. The airport remains a distant idea, but the road will soon be concrete.
While Gov. J.B. Pritzker's recently released five-year economic plan for the state focuses on retaining young people, new poll numbers suggest it’s the state’s finances that has people looking to leave.