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Good judges matter

By Travis Akin, Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch | Nov 1, 2016

When we turn on the radio, turn on our televisions and even log into our social media accounts, we are bombarded with political advertising.

Trump can...must win

By John J. Hopkins | Nov 1, 2016

It is neither an exaggeration nor an original thought to say the 2016 Presidential election has been one for the books.

BLS September jobs report: Illinois has only shrinking labor force of all surrounding states

By Michael Lucci, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 26, 2016

Illinoisans continued dropping out of the workforce in September, according to an Oct. 21 economic release from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS.

AFSCME's demands come at expense of neediest Illinoisans

By Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 24, 2016

By demanding a larger share of the state’s limited resources, AFSCME is depleting state funds and keeping them from social service providers and other Illinoisans who most need them.

Gambling in Casablanca

By John J. Hopkins | Oct 19, 2016

The 1943 classic movie “Casablanca” is always on the 10 Best movies of all times, loaded as it is with memorable characters and lines.

AFSCME's demands come at expense of neediest Illinoisans

By Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 18, 2016

By demanding a larger share of the state’s limited resources, AFSCME is depleting state funds and keeping them from social service providers and other Illinoisans who most need them.

Illinoisans who vote for Madigan

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 11, 2016

Just as Illinoisans elect state representatives, state representatives elect the speaker of the House every two years. To become the speaker, Madigan just needs a majority vote.

Barack Hussein Trump

By John J. Hopkins | Oct 6, 2016

With the first Presidential debate competed and the second looming on Sunday it is good to reflect and analyze the state of Campaign 2016.

Illinois entrepreneurs deserve the right to earn a living

By Michael Lucci, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 4, 2016

Illinois lawmakers should support a statewide law that limits government business regulations to only those necessary and carefully tailored to serve a legitimate public health, safety or welfare purpose.

Injured Illinois workers take 50 percent more time off than peers in surrounding states

By Michael Lucci, Illinois Policy Institute | Sep 26, 2016

Illinois law gives financial incentives to many injured workers to stay off the job and to doctors to prescribe more medications to workers’ compensation patients.

Food trucks fight for the right to exist

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Sep 20, 2016

City officials in Chicago and across the state are crushing a pillar of the culinary community. But food trucks are fighting back.

Has Madigan given up on economic opportunity and responsible government?

By Michael Lucci, Illinois Policy Instiitute | Sep 13, 2016

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan’s current tax-and-spend policies and protection of special interests stand in contrast to the speaker’s past statements declaring the need for economic growth and opportunity.

What difference does it make?

By John J. Hopkins | Sep 1, 2016

As Shakespeare once wrote, "The evil men lives on after them, but the good is oft interred with their bones." Such will it be so with Madame Clinton.

Madigan's map

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 29, 2016

In a 4-3 ruling, the Illinois Supreme Court erased from November ballots a referendum on legislative mapmaking, and handed a major victory to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan Aug. 25.

Why Madigan wants the map

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 23, 2016

Illinois politicians love to be involved in choosing their voters, especially Madigan.

Illinois workforce shrinks by 33,600 in July

By Brendan Bakala, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 23, 2016

Illinois’ preliminary jobs report shows the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in July due to large numbers of residents dropping out of the labor force for the third consecutive month.

Educating workers about their right to opt out of union membership

By Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 16, 2016

National Employee Freedom Week spotlights the ability of all Illinois workers – including state employees – to opt out of unions, and outlines the reforms needed to ensure true worker freedom.

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