Somewhat under the radar, 87 of 102 Illinois counties have merged the recorder of deeds office with the county clerk’s office.
In Illinois, and nationally, politicians have created a political-industrial complex designed to preserve their power, not voters’.
It’s incumbent on all of us as citizens to start preparing to vote, and that job never is easy.
Wishing for a miracle solution won’t make it so. Retirees, unions, Republicans and Democrats have to come together and work something out.
A candidate once was tossed from the ballot because a loose paper clip meant the candidate’s papers were not “neatly fastened.”
“They saw a problem, they stepped up to clean it up and that’s all they wanted to do.”
All these secrets in our government only underscore the need for independent inspectors general, severance pay limits and sunshine-in-litigation laws.
The good news is there are legislative proposals that encourage streamlining and consolidation now awaiting the governor’s action.
Illinois already is behind when it comes to solar energy storage, cleaner energy and lower electricity rates.
Again and again, we see instances of a lack of understanding or commitment to transparency and independence.
Madigan would be judging and disciplining Madigan. Can you say conflict?
Will lawmakers put protections and accountability in place for themselves, the women who testified last week and countless others in Illinois?
We need independent and fully funded oversight that will help the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District serve taxpayers more efficiently.
Gerrymandering is where corruption is born.
It makes little sense to have hundreds of funds with hundreds of pension board trustees and hundreds of investment managers.