Republican governors — in charge of Illinois from 1977-2003, also had a big role in putting the state in a financial quagmire.
It’s common practice for office seekers to complain with a broad brush about tax burdens. But such sweeping statements often oversimplify the issue.
Even with Mendoza’s support, however, the initial House vote on the measure was 59 to 58, one short of the 60-vote majority needed for passage.
A Vallas spokesman followed up later to explain the statement his candidate had characterized as “pretty clear” needed some clarification.
The issues that have defined the contest so far, including gun violence, pension debt and public education, will remain important throughout the race.
We decided to recap some of our fact-checks over the past many months in the marquee race on the Illinois ballot.
Casten also leveled a claim that left us puzzled. It involved the tax law, which Roskam accused the Democrat of misrepresenting.
Did fact checkers at the Washington Post side with Roskam? And has Roskam always championed those pre-existing protections, as he claimed? No and no.
The attorney general again blames a 2016 surge in gun-related murders on an agreement between the city and the ACLU to rein in police stops. But other
Illinois’ two deep-pocketed candidates recently presented voters with another fig leaf of transparency about the taxes they pay.
Much of what transpired at the Sun-Times, as well as other debates featuring the pair, has a Groundhog Day feel with voters left to wonder the truth.
Property tax levies are set at the local level, not by lawmakers in Springfield. That makes the main beat of Rauner’s contention a head-scratcher.
A new ad blames the governor for Illinois going 736 days without a budget, delaying school funding and causing tax hikes. True? Here’s our ruling.
Rauner is quick to point out that J.B. Pritzker wants to put tracking devices on your car in order to tax your mileage. Not so fast, governor.
Would Republican attorney general candidate Erika Harold oppose gay adoption, as her Dem opponent Kwame Raoul claims? We find his argument flimsy.