Jack Franks Wants Public Officials to Work for their Pension

EDITORIAL: Consolidation victory

CHAMPAIGN – The government consolidation movement is slowly — far too slowly — getting off the ground in Illinois. But it would be unrealistic to be optimistic that the force of changes will ultimately triumph over the forces of reaction. Still, it’s important to celebrate victories, even though they are rare. So here we go. [Read More]

State Representative Jack Franks

Jack Franks Only Democrat to Sponsor Government Consolidation

Editorial Board on February 10th, 2016: Last month, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti released a 400-page report that examined the size and cost of government in this state and included recommendations on how to reduce the bloat. Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner followed through on the Sanguinetti commission’s report with a package of legislative proposals that [Read More]