Not being able to deduct state income taxes would be a blow to many in the state. The U.S. House approved a tax overhaul bill along party lines.
The measure, which will require training, also alters the state employee ethics code to prohibit sexual harassment.
The Trump Administration is lumping the State of Illinois in with 28 other jurisdictions it suspects of adopting so-called “sanctuary city” policies.
Appeals court upholds judgment against Teamsters Local 700, representing government workers, but clears John Coli Sr. of liability on broken lease.
More than 4 months later, some of the would-be recipients say they still aren’t receiving modest hikes owed them and haven’t received an explanation.
State records show the restart of construction on the 200-bed facility has been stalled by the discovery of a major design error.
In his first two years in office, Gov. Bruce Rauner was able to fend off overrides of all but three of his vetoes. That number tripled on Wednesday.
“I’m not making this a Republican or a Democrat thing,” Joe Bazil said. “We just need our politicians to figure it out and get it done.”
“If young people don’t have a signature, I mean, what are we doing here in terms of educating our students?” state Sen. Kimberly Lighford asked.
“We didn’t need the governor at all,” Comptroller Susana Mendoza said. “We got transparency done without the governor — in spite of the governor.”
A key point in Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda,” right-to-work essentially allows people to work in union jobs without paying union dues.
“This is something I tried to remedy,” Denise Rotheimer said. “This is something that I got silenced on and shut out.”
The governor patted himself on the back for addressing the problem and said “it is long overdue that the Legislature also has a similar process.”
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s legislation unveiled other problems, shortcomings and criticisms that put lawmakers on the defensive.
Julie Porter was selected during a meeting of the Legislative Ethics Commission to fill the position, which had been vacant for two years.