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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...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 06:22 am
The state’s Secretary of Human Services met with a group representing child-care providers Jan. 31 and gave them some bad news. Prepare for $100 million in cuts to child-care programs, Secretary...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 02:17 pm
An out-of-state education reform group raised a whopping $2.8 million in the days leading up to historic state caps on campaign contributions. All of the money raised by Stand for Children’s Ill...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 05:30 pm
Whether they admitted it or not, a large majority of Statehouse denizens was relieved last week when the General Assembly approved the income tax hike. Ironically enough, Republicans may have been the...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 12:26 am
The official U.S. Census numbers were released not long ago. The statistics revealed that Illinois will lose one U.S. congressional seat when the new district maps are drawn. It’s impossible to ...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 07:19 am
Organized labor is engaged in a furious multi-front legislative war in Illinois, and more skirmishes may be on the horizon. Trade and industrial unions are hoping to mitigate major damage from propose...


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