Rauner points to the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and strongly hints in attack ads that Quinn released murderers early from prison in 2009. Quinn paints Rauner as a plutocrat who doesn't understand regular people and strongly hints in his attack ads that Rauner personally defrauded elderly people.
To begin to address some of the biggest issues the state faces, Illinoisans must first know what they are. Here is a list of some of the worst awards Illinois has received.
What about nursing homes in Illinois? Where does the quality of Illinois nursing homes stack up against the rest of the country?
Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs is trailing behind Republican state Rep. Tom Cross in the Illinois treasurer's race by only 1 percentage point in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll. In three previous Reboot Illinois polls, Frerichs was behind Cross by 7, 11 and 6 percentage points.
The event itself boasted the usual smattering of national acts (in this case CHVRCHES and Panda Bear) supplemented by smaller, local, and regional bands such as Miniature Tigers, Twin Peaks (with whom I also sat down) and of course Elsinore.
The poll, conducted Oct. 6 for Reboot Illinois by We Ask America, showed Quinn leading Rauner 44 percent to 40 percent. It's the first of four Reboot Illinois polls to show Quinn ahead of Rauner, who had dominated the race in nearly two dozen polls from various sources dating back to March.
The future of Illinois' governance is up for grabs, and with it come answers to questions about what could happen to the state's income tax, minimum wage and pension reform efforts. But Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association cautions voters from getting too caught up in the drama of it all and to focus on the issues.
In Illinois, people are more likely to end up on food stamps than they are to find a job. Nearly five years since the end of the Great Recession, Illinois is lagging behind the rest of the Midwest in job creation, creating an environment where opportunity and hope for a better future seem out of reach for those who are down on their luck.
When choosing a school, things like academics, finances, location and student activities often take a front seat. But what about the way colleges look?
Illinois' pension crisis and efforts toward pension reform are no secret. Bill Bergman, director of research at Truth in Accounting, writes: Today...
Illinois' next governor will have a lot of work to do to get the state on track with its backlog of bills, unfunded pensions and questions of what to do with the state income tax (plus so much more).
Arrests in general, across every region, continued a downward trend from the last 10 years. Southern Illinois had the lowest rate overall, while Cook County had the highest.
AT&T must be investigated for its previous failures to fulfill basic commitments in prior mergers, especially the AT&T-BellSouth merger. And the states should go back and examine whether customers have been paying extra for decades based on commitments never fulfilled.
Illinois voters have a difficult choice to make in less than five weeks: Who will become the next governor? Reboot Illinois teamed up with the Bette...
You probably know which presidents are from Illinois, where the capitol is located and which great lake forms our eastern border. But how much do you really know about the Land of Lincoln? Can you name the state bird or how many counties are in the state?
The condition of Illinois' failing public pension systems has been topic No. 1 in state government for the last five years. Chief Legal Counsel to Ill...