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Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:32 am
Statehouse paranoia and angst are always at an all-time high every 10 years in Springfield.Why? The new state legislative district maps are drawn, and that highly political process always involves gen...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:38 pm
With the economy the way it is, just about every state in the country is frantically scrambling to keep their local corporations from leaving, or attracting new jobs by doling out huge government ince...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:21 pm
Some big Chicago-area retailers have found a way to avoid paying high local sales taxes on their wholesale purchases. They’ve essentially set up their own “tax havens” in downstate c...
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...

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