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Illinois Sinks into Position as One of Five 'Sinkhole States'

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.06.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It feels like driving around Chicago, all you see is pothole after pothole caused by winter weather. They're terrible for your car, and the traffic caused by construction to fix them is just as frustrating.

Illinois' State Government Must Monitor Its Own Size

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Government is self-limiting -- only government can make itself smaller. Illinois is the state with the highest number of taxing bodies, so Nancy Mathieson of Truth in Accounting believes that Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner should take it upon himself to enact those self-limiting governmental powers.

A series of questions for Illinois' elected officials

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.13.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Do Illinois lawmakers have a clue what it means to balance the state budget? Bill Bergman of Truth in Accounting has a few questions for Illinois' le...

Illinois' Retirement Benefit Liabilities Are How Much?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.03.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinois' pension crisis and efforts toward pension reform are no secret. Bill Bergman, director of research at Truth in Accounting, writes: Today...

Illinois is a "Sinkhole State" says new report

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.01.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new report from Truth in Accounting calls Illinois a financial "Sinkhole State" and says it has the second-worst taxpayer burden in the country. T...

2014: Dillard, Rutherford Announce Running Mates via Social Media

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidates Dan Rutherford and Kirk Dillard used social media over the long holiday weekend to preview their running mate choices.

Why Pensions Matter to Each of Us and Our Wallets Now

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

In one way or another, it all comes back to our pension crisis, the worst financial crisis we've ever encountered. Care more now? Act. Tell your state officials they must act. Demand a solution that works.

Speaker Madigan Hides, We Get Left in the Dark

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

In the dark. Sometimes it seems that is just how the politicians, who are supposed to be representing us, want us to remain, right?

Madigan to Goudie: Eat My Gravel!

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.12.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

ABC 7 Chicago investigative reporter Chuck Goudie caught up with House Speaker Michael Madigan last week, sort of. Madigan didn't share any thoughts o...