The Prairie State Promise is Will
Restore Illinois’ Integrity & Reputation
End Corruption and
The government’s actions and decisions should not be a mystery. The Prairie State Promise demands increased transparency at all levels of government in Illinois.
End Corporate Welfare
The Prairie State Promise calls to end corporate welfare on both state and local levels. Success should be determined by serving customers, not politicians.
Enforce the Rules
Corruption diverts public resources from people who need them, leads to higher taxes, and undermines trust in public institutions. To eliminate this threat, the Prairie State Promise calls for increased penalties for public corruption.
Encourage Better Behavior
For too long political power has been concentrated in the hands of just a few politicians. The Prairie State Promise encourages legislative rules reform to help put us on a better path.
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The Chicago Bears have already cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars when politicians decided to finance a Solider Field reconstruction project less than 20 years ago. If history is any lesson, it is highly likely the Bears will seek some sort of subsidy from state and local taxpayers again.
The ingenious $6.5 billion corporate welfare scam by Landmark Development aims to convince Metra to give away 34 acres of valuable Chicago real estate and have state of Illinois taxpayers finance the entirety of the decking project that would be necessary to build a series of privately owned towers over the rail yard. If it were to move forward, this project would be the largest corporate welfare project in U.S. history as tracked by Good Jobs First.