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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:21 am
The concept of a public meeting on Nov. 18 by the four legislative leaders and the governor sounds nice, but will it actually move the ball forward and break the months-long governmental imp...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:19 am
 For months now, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won’t negotiate a state budget unless his “Turnaround Agenda” demands are met. In the meantime, he has slashed funding for the child care assi...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:18 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner took it on the chin for several days in a row this month.The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s recent poll of southern Illinoisans showed Rauner’s approval rating absolu...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:18 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner said last week that he had spoken with both Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan about his proposed sale of the state’s Thompson Center building...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:20 am
 Last year, gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner pledged to “crack down on waste” in government in order to save taxpayers over $140 million. He also vowed to cut $500 million from the Illino...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:18 am
 The Illinois Senate had been scheduled to return to Springfield on Oct. 6 after not being in session since Sept. 9. But last week the Senate President postponed session until Oct....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:19 am
A poll and a speech may have hardened positions even further on both sides of the highly partisan and bitter state government impasse.The speech, by Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, you likely already...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:27 am
As you probably know already, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said last week that the state government’s backlog of unpaid bills will hit $8.5 billion by the end of December, up from about $6 bil...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 There was a reason why state Rep. Esther Golar (D-Chicago) showed up late for session last Wednesday.She’s been quite ill. Unbeknownst to many of her colleagues, Rep. Golar was brought into th...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:17 am
The state fiscal crisis is only going to get worse, and the solution is becoming more difficult by the day.As you probably know, the General Assembly and the governor have not yet agreed on a full sta...

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