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Those blue-ribbon panels, commissions and task forces formed by legislators and officials to study and make recommendations on key issues don't always get the job done – sometimes they don't even meet.
A new report from the state's comptroller shows Illinois has been hit with $1.1 billion in late payment interest penalties since 2015. That's …
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed four-year pension cost shift to local schools and universities has garnered mixed reactions from lawmakers across the aisle, but the controversial plan is likely dead already.
Though they’re off until the second week of April, a central Illinois state Senator says there will be work done on the budget during Spring break.
Illinois State Superintendent of Schools Tony Smith is calling his own proposal to nearly double what the state spends on public schools unrealistic.
Chicago received an “F” grade for its fiscal health in a new report from government finance watchdog Truth In Accounting.
Several statehouse Republicans say their party is united in supporting conservative values. They’re just not sure about the top of the ticket.
Two dozen Illinois lawmakers say they won't be back in Springfield next year. One of them says that the number of retirements shows the need for term limits.
A couple of state lawmakers are sounding the alarm that another tax increase could be on the way thanks to the recent bipartisan school funding reform legislation signed into law last week.