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By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | 5 hours ago
If Democrats don't work with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, he warns they will have to pass a tax hike and carry the blame.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Feb 09, 2016 11:15 AM
Gov. Bruce Rauner says the Illinois State Museum isn't financially sustainable, which is why he supports limiting its dependence on taxpayer funding.
By Amelia Hamilton | Watchdog.org | Feb 08, 2016 4:08 PM
In Chicago, roughly half of all students attend the school for which they are zoned. But at the high school level, that number drops to 27 percent, a sign that Windy City families are embracing school choice. Chicago: A Choice District, from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS), illustrates that choice has had a significant impact […]
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Feb 08, 2016 9:42 AM | 50
The overcrowded network of 7,000 local governments in Illinois makes things harder--and more expensive--for taxpayers.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Feb 03, 2016 9:17 AM | 41
Illinois' debt could hit $10 billion or more according to state Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger.
By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org | Feb 01, 2016 12:44 PM | 89
Six months after passing a plastic bag ban, the city of Chicago is planning to step-up enforcement against those crinkly bandits blowing through the streets
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Jan 28, 2016 10:14 AM | 12
In his State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner called for big changes to Illinois and reached across the aisle on pension reform.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Jan 27, 2016 9:46 AM | 19
The state Treasurer of Illinois is planning to direct $220 million in state investments toward bringing tech jobs to the state.
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Jan 26, 2016 12:36 PM
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate President John Cullerton are back on the same page regarding pension reform. But can their deal pass?
By Illinois News Network | Watchdog.org | Jan 25, 2016 11:57 AM | 14
Illinois' unemployment rate is moving up as it struggles to recover from economic problems made worse by the state's business climate.