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Thursday, April 21, 2011 05:14 pm
Anheuser-Busch has reportedly hired more than a dozen Statehouse lobbyists this spring to protect its interests in a long-running battle to control how it distributes its brews in Illinois.The St. Lou...
Thursday, April 14, 2011 03:57 pm
Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman seemed to be under the impression after his meeting with Gov. Pat Quinn last week that the state’s income tax hike would actually expire in four years. “The...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 10:51 am
It appears that the Illinois State Rifle Association released some highly questionable poll results last week because top officials learned that a gun control group was doing its own polling. The Rifl...
Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:09 am
Secretary of State Jesse White has been saying for at least the past two years that this fourth term would be his last. By the end of this term he’ll be the longest-serving secretary of state in...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm
A big question on a lot of Statehouse minds right now is: Why would Senate President John Cullerton all of a sudden decide to string out his members yet again on a dollar a pack cigarette tax hike whe...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 05:50 am
One of the main reasons the Democratic Party did so poorly across the nation last year and lost ground in Illinois was the defection of senior citizens to the Republican Party. On election day, 2006, ...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 06:23 am
If you thought that Illinois government might get a tiny breather after raising income taxes, think again.The Illinois House’s new revenue projection for next fiscal year, which begins in July, ...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 04:20 am
After decades of dominating every tiny aspect of life in his legislative chamber, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan now appears to want his members to grow up a little and do some things for them...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 12:30 pm
Child care advocates thought they had avoided $400 million in threatened cuts to the state’s child care services budget after speaking with top officials in Gov. Pat Quinn’s office earlier...

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