Governor Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers' Pay

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) issued a line item veto of House Bill 214 today, suspending lawmakers’ pay in Springfield, for failing to pass pension reform.  Quinn has recently come under fire from top Illinois Democrats, including his 2014 challenger

Governor Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers' Pay

Same-Sex Marriage Hits Red Light in Blue Illinois

What same-sex marriage advocates won in the Illinois Senate on Valentine’s Day 2013 was just reversed. After weeks and months of hard work to accomplish what should have been easy, gay Democrat sponsor Greg Harris could not muster the votes,

Same-Sex Marriage Hits Red Light in Blue Illinois

Illinois settles SEC fraud charge over pensions

(AP) Illinois settles SEC fraud charge over pensionsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. The federal government is charging Illinois with securities fraud, claiming it misled investors about the health of its pension system. Gov. Pat Quinn’s office said Monday that the state has agreed

Illinois settles SEC fraud charge over pensions

Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Flees Illinois

Insurance chain State Farm is reportedly buying up substantial workspace in Texas, which may signal a coming exodus from the company’s home state of Illinois. State Farm is keeping the move quiet so as not to alarm employees. But the

Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm Flees Illinois

2013 National School Choice Week Whistle Stop Tour

In response to In Honor Of School Choice Week: Sonnie, one Governor missing from that list is Pat Quinn of Illinois, and there’s tons of support for school choice in his state because of Chicago’s failing public schools. A recent

Downgrade: Illinois Worst Credit Rating in US

(AP) S&P lowers Illinois credit rating, blames pensionsBy SARA BURNETTAssociated PressCHICAGOIllinois’ already disastrous financial situation worsened Friday as another credit rating agency downgraded its rating to the worst of any state in the country, blaming lawmakers’ ongoing failure to resolve

Downgrade: Illinois Worst Credit Rating in US

Bag Ban Rejections Lead Activists to Gutter Tactics

With each successive municipality that rejects bans on plastic bags, the environmental lobby championing the measure grows increasingly more desperate, more willing to lean on despicable political tactics to advance a radical agenda. From Illinois to Texas, activists seeking to

Bag Ban Rejections Lead Activists to Gutter Tactics

S&P Downgrades Illinois Credit Again

Standard & Poor’s downgraded Illinois’ credit rating on Wednesday, citing “weak pension funding levels and lack of action on reform measures.”  S&P also gave the state a “negative outlook.” The agency lowered Illinois’ rating from A+ to A. This is

S&P Downgrades Illinois Credit Again

Illinois Democrat Governor Targets Union Retirees

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) has approved a law that will penalize retirees by requiring them to pay additional taxes in order to receive health insurance, starting July 1. There are 78,000 retirees who will be affected. Each year, the state’s administration will

Illinois Democrat Governor Targets Union Retirees

Illinois Democrats Face Budget Crisis They Created

(AP) Budget dilemma looms for Illinois DemocratsBy CHRISTOPHER WILLSAssociated PressSPRINGFIELD, Ill.Facing one of the nation’s worst budget crises, the Democrats who run Illinois insist they’re serious about overhauling the state’s expensive health programs and employee pensions. Gov. Pat Quinn underscored

Illinois Democrats Face Budget Crisis They Created