An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.
Two Illinois lawmakers are heading for Cuba, in an effort to ensure Illinois is first in line when trade resumes with the island nation, which has been under a trade embargo since 1962.
Illinois lawmakers believe in shared sacrifice in these difficult financial times – most of them, anyway.
With many states trying to lure away Illinois businesses in the wake of a state income tax hike, Illinois lawmakers are moving to force companies that work for Illinois government to promise not to move out of the state.
Some local businesses were warning of potential cutbacks and layoffs – perhaps even moving out of state – in light of a looming income tax hike in Illinois.
By a single vote, Illinois lawmakers approved a 66 percent increase to the personal income tax, and soon, your paycheck will be shrinking.