• illinois debt March 27, 2022 4:41 pm

    Illinois Democrats Laud $4B Bill Pay; GOP Says Jobless Fund Shorted

    Democrats in Springfield are celebrating approval of legislation that wipes out $4.1 billion in debt. In fewer than 24 hours last week, lawmakers and Gov. J.B. Pritzker OK’d a package that significantly reduces the state tab in the pandemic-battered Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, wipes out $898 million in unpaid obligations to employee group health insurance, puts up $230 million —…

  • Illinois House of Representatives January 21, 2021 9:18 pm

    Documents: Illinois House Spent $330K for 2 Weeks of Rent

    The Illinois House spent $187,000 to rent out Springfield’s downtown convention center last week due to fears about conducting business at the Capitol during the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents disclosed to The Associated Press. Lawmakers in the House have now spent a total of about $330,000 in taxpayer money to rent the center for less than two weeks during the...

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