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Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 07:44 am

A year after passage, Illinois has yet to receive any money

A gambling expansion that is supposed to raise $300 million a year and help pay for statewide infrastructure improvements has yet to be implemented, more than a year after it became law. Gene O’Shea, spokesman for the Illinois Gaming Board, which regulates video gaming, says the board has no timeline for implementing the system. The Illinois Video Gaming Act, which legalizes ...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 03:31 pm

Accounting, documentation shortcomings rampant and costly, audits show

A series of audits released last week reveal a rash of problems among state agencies and programs.Performed by the office of Illinois Auditor General William Holland, the audits expose millions of dol...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:22 pm

Fixing Illinois’ juvenile justice system

What do you do when you catch a criminal? Conventional wisdom says you lock them up and hope prison scares them straight. But what if that doesn’t work, and what if that criminal is only 13 year...
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 12:40 pm

Governor’s address emphasizes education, tax cuts and green energy to promote job growth

STATE | Diane Ivey Governor Pat Quinn emphasized his reform efforts during his “State of the State” address Wednesday, urging bipartisan cooperation as the General Assembly begins its 20...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 08:52 pm

Will the capital city take another hit?

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 filed a lawsuit against the state in August to stop Quinn from cutting 2,600 state workers and mandating 12 unpaid furlough days for many of the state’s remaining workers. The AFSCME lawsuit said Quinn’s proposal violates their contractual right to bargain....
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 02:52 pm

Pillsbury plant has a new owner — and neighbors are furious

Untitled Document Residents of the Pillsbury Mill neighborhood had high hopes for the site of the abandoned flour mill on the city’s northeast side. Dur...

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