Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability

Illinois House Of Representatives

Madigan: Budget Vote Helps With Tax Increase

House Speaker Michael Madigan said Wednesday that his chamber’s effort to pass a budget without first securing all the needed revenue would aid a push to make an income tax hike permanent, but his colleagues in the Senate were not happy with the unusual move.

05/15/2014

Illinois State Capitol

State Rep. Says Some Facilities Need To Close

Plans to a prison and several mental health facilities in Illinois are getting a thumbs down from many lawmakers, but not some say such measures may be necessary.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Hospital Bed

Activists, Patients Speak Against Closing Tinley Park Mental Health Center

Former patients, community groups and officials of hospitals in the south suburbs on Tuesday asked a legislative committee not to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Panel Votes Against Governor’s Plan To Close 4 State Facilities

It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Stethoscope (Photo Illustration by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Panel Approves Temporary Insurance Plan For State Employees

State officials say a new temporary health insurance plan for state employees will increase options and decrease confusion.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Tax Amnesty Bigger Success Than Expected

You might have heard this before – it’s easier to ask forgiveness than to seek permission. And a state forgiveness program – tax amnesty – was more of a success than predicted.

WBBM Newsradio–12/11/2010