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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:21 am

Rauner’s property tax freeze plan hides a nasty surprise

 The interesting debate about property taxes in Illinois was the one they didn’t have last week at the Statehouse. Under consideration were various versions of a proposal, first made last year...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:20 am
 Near my home in Austin, Texas, there is a great, old refurbished motel that I recommend to people when they come to visit our fair city. It not only is right on the famed Congress Avenue but als...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:19 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner gave rip-roaring speeches in several Democratic legislative districts last week denouncing the state’s Democratic leadership. All of his visits were accompanied by Illinois R...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:18 am
 A CRAFTY SOLUTIONWhat if the crafts and trades, with their training programs, teamed up with the Springfield Building and Zoning housing division and Administrative Court to bring houses out of...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:17 am
 Look out, Gov. Bruce Rauner is really mad now. He’s throwing hundreds of thousands of his own dollars at House Speaker Mike Madigan by means of a statewide TV ad campaign. “Mike Madigan and...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:16 am
 It is a public building that is not only beautiful in design, but was constructed under budget. Few other public facilities can make those claims.June 20 marks the 25th anniversary of the dedica...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:19 am

Does Illinois need mandatory civics classes?

 As a nation we are split into two camps along familiar populist/progressive lines, with one believing that government doesn’t work because the people running our governments don’t understand...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:18 am
 Washington’s establishment of politicos, lobbyists and media sparklies are shocked – shocked to their very core! – by the scandalous sexual revelations about Dennis Hastert.The portly Repu...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:17 am
 After five months, you’d think that the warring parties at the Illinois Statehouse would have learned something about each other. Instead, last week’s bitter and divisive House overtime sess...


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