Once Again, Springfield Fails To Put Us on the Map

Two weeks ago, late on a Friday night, the majority party in Springfield sprung a brand new state legislative map upon legislators. The map was cooked up behind closed locked doors with only a handful of mapmakers.  After version one ruminated for a few days, a new...

Minimum Wage Increase Is Bad Economic Policy

You can find this article published with the Rockford Register Star here. The Democrats in the Illinois Legislature are planning to raise the minimum wage through legislation that will mandate an eventual $15 level. The new Governor is endorsing that legislation and...