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Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:18 am
The fiscal policy center of Voices for Illinois Children, a respected and reliable nonprofit, offers “eight takeaways” to put the state’s fiscal problems in perspective. 1. Without a fully funde...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:16 am
There is no more apt description of the just concluded legislative session than Gov. Bruce Rauner’s: “Stunning failure.” He was pointing at the Democrats, as usual, but he is the one who failed...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:16 am
 We’re about to see who, if anyone, has any political negotiating skill at the Statehouse. As they prepare for their end game over the next few days, Mike Madigan and Bruce Rauner, the two tops...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:26 am
It’s beginning to look like Gov. Bruce Rauner and Speaker Mike Madigan will be spending another summer cooped up in the Statehouse, but the rest of us plan our time better. With the 72-page Illinois...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:15 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has distanced himself from Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, but the governor didn’t say why. Is it because Trump would close the country’s borders to Muslims? Ma...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:21 am
One after one they came to the Springfield stage as their names were called, 20 who had spent long years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Altogether this group of exonerees from around the c...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 am
 Voices for Illinois Children, the Chicago-based advocacy group, knows how to encourage children – and legislators – when they do something right. Emily Miller, the group’s policy and advoc...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:18 am
Before there was Earth Day our own Adlai Stevenson, as U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, in what would become his last major speech, addressed the Economic and Security Council in Geneva, Switze...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:25 am
 The state budget crisis is about to come to a head, with Chicago State University about to close for lack of funding, other small universities hurting, piles of fiscal pain everywhere and the po...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:19 am
Several states require politicians to shut down their campaign funds after they leave office. Susan Garrett, board chair of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, says “in a perfect world” Il...

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