Illinois Watchdog

WalletHub ranks states based on the quality of roads and bridges, the rank of each state’s schools, the number of hospitals and the cost of medical care, the violent crime rate, the unemployment rate and the state’s pollution level. more

Apr 29, 2014 9:36 AM News

Group's executive director says "hidden lawsuit tax" costs taxpayers $857 per year. more

Apr 28, 2014 10:29 AM News 1 Comments

Illinois taxpayers are looking at either a graduated income tax, which takes more taxes from people who earn more, and a proposal to make permanent the 2011 “temporary” income tax. more

Apr 14, 2014 10:59 AM News

Amy Martin, IHPA’s executive director, told lawmakers if the temporary tax is actually temporary, she’d have to slash her budget to “1986 levels” and close 10 of the state’s historic sites. more

Apr 14, 2014 10:55 AM News

Illinois lawmakers consider overhaul of EDGE tax credits. more

Apr 9, 2014 1:38 PM News

Millionaires would pay an additional 3 percent under proposed constitutional amendment. more

Apr 7, 2014 9:47 AM News

University of Illinois political science professor Kent Redfield suggests shift to transparency. more

Apr 4, 2014 2:01 PM News

A plan heading to the Illinois House could begin a set of hearings that could end with the state taking control of the Illinois High School Association. more

Apr 3, 2014 1:19 PM News

Nearly 680 school districts, 1,900 schools, and 125,000 students across Illinois will take the PARCC practice exam, the first test for Common Core. more

Apr 1, 2014 2:54 PM News

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll also shows 79 percent of voters say corruption at the federal level is at least somewhat common. more

Mar 31, 2014 11:59 AM News

Illinois lawmakers have proposed a budget that tops $34 billion but doesn’t rely on the 2011 tax money. more

Mar 26, 2014 2:40 PM News

Tim Flanagan has been under investigation since December when a groundskeeper said the president started yelling, and bumped and spit on him because of dissatisfaction with yard work. more

Mar 24, 2014 12:34 PM News

Senate's top Democrat says plan could save state $3 billion per year. more

Mar 19, 2014 11:42 AM News

Both Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are laying a “man of the people” groundwork in their run at the governor’s mansion. more

Mar 19, 2014 10:24 AM News

Customers weren't told their calls to Nicor Gas would be held against them, plaintiffs’ attorney says. more

Mar 13, 2014 1:18 PM News

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