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Thursday, June 16, 2011 04:51 am
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he had a simple message for House Republican Leader Tom Cross in the waning hours of the spring legislative session: “See you in July.”As you ...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 03:37 pm
In all the years I’ve covered Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, he has never allowed his chamber’s Republican minority leader to best him. A minority leader might score a win here an...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 01:53 am
Shortly after Gov. Pat Quinn introduced a budget this year which was way out of balance, called for even higher taxes and increased state spending, the General Assembly decided to ignore him.That was ...
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...


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