If we’re going to start getting a handle on reducing bureaucracy and cutting property taxes, we’ve got to give voters the power to make the decisions.
The culture of secrecy in Illinois must stop. We cannot improve our governments or hold them accountable if we’re left in the dark.
Forty new lawmakers are about to be sworn in in Springfield. They could join forces with incumbents who chafe under the top-down system and organize.
He called for an increase of at least 15 cents in the state gas tax, which hasn’t been increased since 1990.
Chicago and the rest of the state need to do a better job of measuring recycling and setting goals to improve, a standard practice in other states.
Last week, there were 39 Senate seats up for election, but only 18 had more than one candidate running.
Your best bet remains making the time to read a variety of bar ratings and the Injustice Watch summary to help guide your judging of the judges.
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.