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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 05:43 pm
I talked with former state senator Howie Carroll last week about state Rep. Bill Mitchell’s (R-Forsyth) proposal to kick Chicago and suburban Cook County out of Illinois. Mitchell’s resolu...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 07:02 am
“I... I... I... I... I couldn’t fathom what I would say to those two girls,” U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald stammered last week when asked what he would say to Rod Blagojevich&rsqu...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 03:20 am
It’s a fairly common Statehouse phenomenon that bills will zoom out of the Senate or the House and then flame out in the other chamber. People in the other chamber just don’t always care a...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 03:34 pm

GOP charges racial gerrymandering includes east side with Decatur

While all eyes last week turned to the Republicans’ lawsuit against the new federal district map for U.S. congressmen, a similar GOP lawsuit against the legislative district map for Springfield&...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 06:28 am
In an exclusive interview last week, CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy said he’s more than ready to leave Illinois if he doesn’t get what he believes is a “fair” tax dea...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 03:30 pm
An apparent legislative drafting error has created a massive loophole in the state’s new campaign contribution limit law, and ComEd and its parent company, Exelon, have been aggressively exploit...

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