Republicans Call House Vote On Two-Year Property Tax Freeze A ShamA big part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's so-called “Turnaround Agenda” is a property tax freeze, but Republicans said the latest version approved by House Democrats is no more than political pandering.
At Issue: Rep. Ives' Bid To Unseat Gov. RaunerThe flash point for the primary opposition to Republican Governor Bruce Rauner came when he signed HB-40, legislation that expanded abortion coverage in Illinois.
Conservative Policy Group Pitches State Budget Plan With No Tax HikeThe Illinois Policy Institute's proposal would make most able-bodied people without children ineligible for Medicaid, impose the state’s most recent contract offer to unionized state workers, reduce state payroll by 10 percent, and freeze property taxes for five years.
Rauner Signs Bill Limiting Severance Packages For Community College Presidents Without fanfare, Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law a bill that prevents community college boards from giving out the types of contracts and severance agreements that the College of DuPage gave its president Robert Breuder.
State Lawmakers Looking To Thwart Big Severance Deals Like One Given To COD President Some Illinois lawmakers want to take legislative steps to thwart the kind of big severance deals like the one given to an outgoing suburban college president, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Madigan Advances Minimum Wage Ballot QuestionWeeks after it became clear Illinois Democrats were struggling to find the necessary votes for legislation to increase the state's minimum wage, House Speaker Michael Madigan began advancing the issue by another route, in a move laced with political calculation.
Illinois House Shoots Down Ban On Gay Conversion TherapyAn effort to ban the controversial practice of “conversion therapy” to turn gay, lesbian and bisexual youth heterosexual has been defeated in the Illinois House.
Chicago Man Accused Of Threatening Lawmaker Over Comments On Gay MarriageA felony arrest warrant has been issued for a Chicago man accused of threatening a state representative over her controversial comments about same-sex marriages.