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Limited school choices hurt Illinoisans By Dan McCaleb | Illinois News Network Shutterstock photo Imagine a life without choices. One in which there's just a single option available to you for most everything. Lunchtime? Enjoy your peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or go...
Steve Balich Conservative Activist By Bob Livingston Americans are an unhappy lot, and they're growing less happy by the year. That's according to the World Happiness Report (WHR) which is...
Pulling Young Americans Back From the Brink Daniel Davis / @JDaniel_Davis / Students at New York University hold a rally declaring their campus a sanctuary campus, Nov. 17, 2016. (Photo: Pacific Press/Sipa USA/Newscom) Daniel Davis is the commentary editor of The Daily Signal and...
  Data from Illinois’ six largest pension systems show 19,158 former government workers collect annual pensions of more than $100,000, costing those systems nearly $2.4 billion combined in fiscal year 2018. Six-figure pensioners enrolled in those systems contributed an average of...
Steve Balich Conservative Activist Pritzker’s move to match state salary for top staff with his own money raises eyebrows, ethical questions By Greg Bishop | Illinois News...
Steve Balich Editors note: This is a tough read of Mr. Adams view of where we as a society are heading. True or false it is an eye opener. Preview of the CHAOS to come in 2019 and 2020… if...
The Gem City joins a growing list of Illinois municipalities raising property taxes to pay for pensions. Homeowners in the Adams County city of Quincy will see higher property tax bills in 2019, for reasons all too familiar to a...
Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is publicly pushing for a constitutional amendment to the state’s pension clause. Pension reform is the only way to combat rising property taxes and prevent further budget chaos in Illinois state and local governments. Chicago Mayor...
Fitch Ratings has issued a warning about a pension plan pushed by one Illinois think tank, which includes no reform and would harm the state’s credit rating. The response from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability proves how...
Pension payouts collected by the Belleville area’s top-earning school retirees underscore the need to reform Illinois’ unaffordable pension system. Seventy-three retirees from Belleville area school districts have collected more than $1 million since retiring, seven of whom have accumulated more...

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