Jim Edgar

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar says the state won't be able to deal with long standing problems this year because of the election.

Speaking at an NPR Illinois forum in Springfield Thursday - Edgar commented on the partisan atmosphere at the statehouse.

The Illinois State Comptroller is voicing an optimistic, yet cautious message now that the two-year-old state budget impasse is over.

Susana Mendoza says the bond rating agencies can rest assured the state can continue honoring its commitments to bond-holders and the pension funds.

Illinois' economy will suffer for years because of the ongoing budget stalemate.

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar says he is "shocked" that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is facing a federal indictment.

Former Gov. Jim Edgar, who tried to re-allocate school funding in the 1990s, says it’s worth another try.