Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Al Lashbrook

Al Lashbrook

“I grew up in Illinois. I joined the military, took off, went out west, lived out there for a while. I came back and finally married my wife. She’s from Farmington, so I moved out here. We might be here another three years. “I approached my father-in-law about a year and a half ago about...

Bureaucrats over classrooms: Illinois wastes millions of education dollars on unnecessary layers of administration

Bureaucrats over classrooms: Illinois wastes millions of education dollars on unnecessary layers of administration

Illinoisans pay large sums for public education, yet a large portion of the money goes to Illinois’ bloated school district bureaucracy that diverts resources away from the classroom. Through smart, strategic reforms, Illinoisans can better prepare their youth for the future as well as provide property tax relief.

By Orphe Divounguy, Adam Schuster, Bryce Hill

Illinois public services being cut to pay unsustainable pension cost

Illinois public services being cut to pay unsustainable pension cost

Public pensions are already eating away Illinois government services, increasing by more than 500% during the past 20 years as spending on core services including child protection, state police and college money for poor students has dropped by nearly one-third since 2000. At the same time the clock is running out on the state’s public...

By Adam Schuster