Opinion: Gov. JB Pritzker got an unwelcome – but apparently not unexpected – message this month from a study of Illinois state employee pensions. It’s going to take a little longer than previously thought to catch up the state’s unfunded pension liability.
Opinion: Communities are spending tens of thousands of dollars on massive fireworks shows for the Fourth of July. Any of those displays will be far better than shooting off Roman candles in the street.
Opinion: Illinois and others states have taken steps to stop thefts that are on the rise in Chicago and elsewhere. But without national action, theft crews won’t be deterred from selling their stolen goods across state lines without much scrutiny.
Opinion: Illinois has become the first state in the union to protect librarians from efforts seeking to ban certain books. It’s much more complicated than that, to be sure, but that’s at the heart of it.