By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ largest public employee unions are making it clear to voters: they don’t care about Republican or Democrat, they only care about pensions.
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Rep. John Cavaletto has heard all the stories about people using public aid in Illinois to get beer and cigarettes, to play video poker, and even to make bail. He's finally had enough.
ity the poor workers of Bloomington, Ill.
Under Obamacare, Medicaid expansion was supposed to add no more than 500,000 people to the rolls in Illinois over the next couple of years.
By Jillian Kay Melchior | National Review Online A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted in Israel for her role in several bombings, including the 1969 attack on [...]
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican lawmakers in Illinois want someone, including federal prosecutors, to find out how $50 million in state grants were spent in 2010 and 2011. The money was part of Gov. Pat Quinn’s hastily arranged Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, and was used ostensibly to stop violence in Chicago’s roughest neighborhoods. But a [...]
Illinois wants to save money on Medicaid, but before that happens taxpayers will have to pull out their wallets. Several times, probably.
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn never was going to run as a moderate, but in recent days the Democrat gave voters the surest sign yet that he will be running for re-election from the left. Quinn has hired Bill Hyers, a former chief strategist for newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de [...]
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, IL — Just because someone has “Republican” or “Freedom” in their name does not mean they are conservative. Or so says a warning from Illinois’ business leaders about union-funded attack ads that are now part of Illinois’ race for governor. “Organized labor (is) coming in with huge dollars, trying to influence [...]
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It’s been a parade of disappointment at the Illinois Capitol this month. Public schools, universities, hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, public health advocates and just about anybody else that receives state money have all trudged to the statehouse to be publicly reminded that Illinois will lose more than $1 billion [...]
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