The plan, muscled through in a marathon overnighter, includes more than $1.8 billion in tax relief in what Democrats hope will burnish fall electoral hopes.
Gov. JB Pritzker and Democratic legislative leaders announced the spending plan Thursday, with aims to pass it on the final scheduled day of session.
Checks to low-income Illinoisans and a “permanent expansion” of the Earned Income Tax Credit are part of a proposal Gov. JB Pritzker quickly embraced.
Republicans are making the handling of crime, from Gov. JB Pritzker on down the ticket, a major theme of this year’s elections.
The allegations in a newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit target Brian Hynes, a lawyer with close ties to disgraced ex-Ald. Danny Solis.
Gov. JB Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth are behind the push, according to a strategist.
Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker and legislative Democratic leadership say progress has already been made. But some reform groups and GOP members say it’s not enough.
The Republican primary elections for Illinois governor and attorney general are shaping up to be competitive.
Federal prosecutors alleged the longtime Springfield power broker and former state Democratic Party leader ran a criminal enterprise dubbed “The Madigan Enterprise.” And Gov. JB Pritzker was interviewed by the feds recently.
The founder of Citadel, the hedge fund and financial services behemoth, has hit Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker on rising crime. Griffin’s critics call these investments and holdings “hypocritical.”