Illinois politicians impose a "corruption tax"

August 27, 2014 | By RALPH KASARDA

It has been said that Illinois is plagued by unbridled corruption.  Almost 90 percent of Illinois voters agree.  After all, four of the past seven Illinois governors have been convicted and sentenced to prison.  So who pays for the numerous criminal dealings of crooked politicians?  Taxpayers.  One recent study estimates that the cost of unnec ...


Labor Day liberty in the Land of Lincoln

September 03, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The road to economic freedom is a little bit wider today, thanks to a decision by Illinois Circuit Judge Rebecca Foley who last week* struck down the city of Bloomington’s anticompetitive licensing law for taxicabs. Agreeing with our friend of the court brief, Judge Foley ruled that the city ordinance—which bars anyone from entering the &# ...