When it comes to budgeting, Gov. Rauner has been clearly guilty of some of the same sins he is now complaining about. But he’s right that the state budget is way in the red.
The Chicago Teachers Union consistently describes a scholarship plan included in a new Illinois education bill as a voucher program and a tax shelter that will benefit the wealthy. But is that description accurate?
Throughout his political career, Gov. Bruce Rauner has told the tale of his proud Swedish immigrant grandparents, the Ericksons from Sweden. Except they were born and bred in Wisconsin.
Opponents of a new law defining police officers’ roles in immigration matters miss the mark — Illinois has not become a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently accused the Chicago Police Department of maintaining “an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents.”
Are there really entire communities in Illinois that ignore U.S. law and operate instead under Sharia law?
Mayor Emanuel says he’s cut into “every one of the financial bad management practices that I inherited.” Has he really set city finances on a distant path to soundness?
Calling Chicago’s soda price expensive is a little like proclaiming the sun rises in the east, but we thought it was worth a look anyway.
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