WFLD Fox 32 Chicago President and General Manager Dennis Welsh did not mince words about the perilous place Illinois’ growing pension crisis has left the state in during a recently aired editorial on the network in which he predicted voters are primed for revolt given anything short of pension reform.
Illinois’ record-setting 2017 income tax hike has done little to slow the state’s rising pension costs, leaving state taxpayers on the hook for nearly $250 billion in unfunded public pension liability.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) thinks that Judge Anne Burke’s recent election as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court has sweeping consequences for the idea of fairness across the state.
The election of Chicago Alderman Ed Burke’s wife as the state’s most-powerful judge at the same time he is facing a federal corruption indictment has state Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) raging against what he sees as the machine here in Illinois.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) said public officials need to be held to a higher standard in the wake of a mock assassination of President Donald Trump taking place at a recent fundraiser for state Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago).