Shortly after his election, Bruce Rauner warned that "tough" decisions needed to be made to fix Illinois and that he would likely not be "Mr. Popularity" for a while. That prediction continues to be prescient.
Insiders were struck by the political tone-deafness of the cut, given the charged history of the well-regarded nonprofit and its 13-year struggle to cling to the funding for its preschool and specialized nursing care for ill children.
During the reign of incumbent Town President Larry Dominick, the notorious Cook County suburb has shed much the inefficient bureaucratic bloat that at times made the town ungovernable and ripe for corruption.
Polls may confirm the angst that some GOP lawmakers are feeling about the governor's full-throated attack on the unions, fearing that slippage of Rauner's approval rating could hit their own numbers, particularly those labor-friendly Republican legislators who may be forced to vote for anti-labor initiatives.
Whatever "momentum" Bush has among the moneyed crowd is offset by the commanding lead Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has among Illinois Republican primary voters, according to a new poll commissioned by The Illinois Observer's e-newsletter, The Insider.
A new Illinois jobs report has just improved Governor Pat Quinn's chances of keeping his. The Illinois unemployment rate fell in August for the sixth...
State Rep-elect Will Guzzardi, who has quickly emerged as a progressive rock star for clobbering State Rep. Toni Berrios in the March Democratic prima...
Farmers Insurance may have withdrawn its recent climate change lawsuit against 98 local Illinois governments, but anxiety over future suits is simmeri...
The taxi industry feels secure that it can hold its veto-proof majority in the event that Governor Pat Quinn vetoes in the coming days or weeks legislation, HB 4075, that regulates rideshare firms.
The George Lucas museum will open in Chicago come 2018. Who better to explain how an entire society can go from a sparkling clean hi-tech vision of the future -- to a dirty broken-down totalitarian regime in the time it takes a baby to grow into Mark Hamill?
Both the rhetoric and the tactics are heating up in race for State Treasurer, which other than the Governor's race, offers the most potential for drama in Illinois' 2014 campaign season.
Can you imagine a huge, cigar-chomping Austrian man in a Wes Anderson movie?
Governor Pat Quinn's administration is poised to launch a vast and expensive modernization of state government's financial wiring and work processes that will revolutionize operations and likely displace ossified workers, upend encrusted work habits, and mothball-rusted file cabinets.
Budding Democratic power in DuPage County is translating into budding interest and intrigue to control the county party's top job.
In the rematch between State Rep. Toni Berrios (D-Chicago) and ex-Huffington Post/Chicago Associate Editor Will Guzzardi, the Chicago Teachers Union i...
A former president of the Chinese American Bar Association, Liu credits the efforts of earlier Illinois Asian-Americans, who broke professional barriers, for laying the foundation of her ascension to the Illinois appellate court.