Illinois still has the worst pension debt in the nation.
“That’s a lot of hands in the pockets of our taxpayers and our taxpayers need relief, Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti said.
What if we took to heart the notion that an Illinois child’s future should not depend on whether she was born in the city, suburbs or downstate?
We could learn from those leaving. We could encourage discipline, empathy, courage and civil conversation.
DOUBEK: We have a whole lot more work to do to begin rebuilding our state.
Judges have found that we, the people, have the power to talk, even stridently, to the local officials we employ to work for us. Time is on our side.
What we have now in Illinois is the top financial watchdog for state government whose own campaign fund has been fined.
If you’re a juvenile child molester, arsonist, murderer or violent offender, Hastings said, your criminal record will remain on the books.
Pawar touts a progressive agenda fashioned after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and the newer deal of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.
If enough of us would accept it will take tax increases and cuts and apply some pressure to our officials within Illinois, we could save our state.
Nine universities have dealt with two years’ worth of 34 percent cuts.
Chicago is doing better than the rest of the state with more and better-quality jobs, but it lags behind other big cities like Boston and New York.
“I want everyone in the state to have the choices I had to have my babies, to have their babies, to have their life.”
Now keep it going. Now, how about acting up and out about your own home, your own state? It’s in crisis.
There have been rumors and reports that a Democratic alternative or two to House Speaker Mike Madigan will be offered up when lawmakers reconvene.