By Benjamin Yount
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Springfield Alderman Sam Cahnman is the latest to pitch a plan that would have the city raise its minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 an hour. He’s less sure about listening to local voters who may want to see Springfield, or Sangamon County, become a right-to-work zone.
“My job as an alderman is […]
By: Mark Fitton | Illinois News NetworkSPRINGFIELD — The state Senate on Thursday sent a roughly $1.6 billion budget patch to Gov. Bruce Rauner so the state can limp through the rest of its fiscal year.
By votes of 32-26 with one member not voting, the Senate approved a pair of bills that are the result […]
Municipal bankruptcy is something the state has to consider, says state Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downer’s Grove.
By: Mark Fitton | Illinois News NetworkSPRINGFIELD — Do Illinois cities need the option of filing bankruptcy?
It’s something the state has to consider, says state Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downer’s Grove.
Sandack, a former mayor, is sponsoring House Bill 298, which would […]
Buy a ticket for an Amtrak train in Illinois, and your chances of being late are one in three. There’s also a good chance the train is half empty.Read More →
State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, has sponsored HB 3289, would limit government use of automated license plate readers.
By: Mark Fitton | Illinois News NetworkSPRINGFIELD — Imagine a police officer, other government official or even a private vendor typing in your license plate number and finding out where you’ve driven for the last year.
Within keystrokes, that […]
Blame Aaron Schock for Illinois’ next legal spanking from the U.S Justice Department.Read More →