Illinois Venture Capital Association Illinois Legislative Report
David Stricklin / Stricklin & Associates
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
CITY HALL CORRUPTION TRIAL HEADS TO JURY NEXT WEEK?
The bombshell trial of former City of Chicago powerhouse Alderman Ed Burke is nearing conclusion. The prosecution relies heavily on conversations recorded by former Alderman Danny Solis, who also recorded former Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, a trial which is set for the Spring of 2024, which only adds to the drama around the Burke trial.
Illinois legislators have concluded one of their most important and perhaps least popular tasks – getting enough petition signatures to get on the ballot in March. Several legislative incumbents will see a challenger on the ballot and a few closely contested races are shaping up for November.
THREE FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
Take a look through the latest reports from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability on State Pension System, Downstate Police and Fire Pensions, and the regularly monthly report on state finances:
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2024
The legislature has only a single week of session scheduled for January, and only two weeks in February. Governor Prtizker delivers his budget/state of the state address Wednesday, February 21.