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Illinois 2018 gubernatorial election could be most expensive in U.S. history
May 24, 2017

Last week, Ken Griffin donated $20 million to Governor Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign, m...

BGA: Why fat pensions are just a tiny part of Illinois' pension crisis
May 24, 2017

Illinois’ budget mess is the stepchild of Illinois’ pension mess, and for that perhaps nothin...

Illinois Senate Dems pass $5.4 billion tax-hike package
May 23, 2017

Illinois Senate Democrats on Tuesday passed a revenue package that is projected to raise $5.4 bi...

Reeder: Quinn got his portrait, but what about Blagojevich?
May 23, 2017

Opinion  SPRINGFIELD – Pat Quinn’s portrait was unveiled at the Illinois statehouse recen...

Illinois unemployment, employment report has some good news and some bad news
May 23, 2017

In Friday’s release on state employment and unemployment, there are both positives and negative...

10 Haunted Illinois Murder Scenes
May 23, 2017

A murder is always traumatic, leaving behind physical and emotional scars that remain in the comm...

Map: Illinois property taxes by county
May 22, 2017

Illinois homeowners pay some of the highest real estate taxes in the nation, though the amount ta...

Miller: Property-tax freeze should be 'political no-brainer' for Democrats
May 22, 2017

Democrats have been privately grumbling for a while now that Gov. Bruce Rauner isn't truly intere...

Solving the Illinois budget crisis isn't as easy as you think
May 19, 2017

Ever since the Great Recession, a wave of fantasy governing has swept across the nation as news o...

A definitive list of 20 cities with terrible, awful, no good, terrible commutes
May 18, 2017

What makes a happy urbanite? Yes, we all like affordable housing, nice parks, easy-to-get-to groc...

How did your senator vote on the grand bargain budget bills?
May 17, 2017

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday called a number of bills from the grand bargain budget package f...

How Illinois universities' credit ratings compare to other states' schools
May 17, 2017

Last week, ICPR compiled public university enrollment statistics in Illinois and other highly...

Illinois bill backlog balloons to $14.3 billion
May 17, 2017

Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills skyrocketed to $14.3 billion Wednesday after the Governor’s...

Illinois House Dems offer own non-budget reforms, press Rauner for meeting
May 16, 2017

With 15 days left until the end of the spring legislative session, a group of Illinois House Demo...

In-home care for Illinois seniors is on the chopping block
May 16, 2017

On a recent afternoon, 80-year-old John Earl Johnson watched television from the sofa in his Edge...


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