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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:19 am
 If it seems to you that more legislators are announcing their retirements than in the past, you’re right, at least about the House.With last week’s retirement announcement by Rep. David Harr...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:20 am
One reason why Gov. Bruce Rauner promised to veto HB40 last spring was to prevent a House Republican revolt on the state budget.The bill deletes a so-called “trigger” provision in current law whic...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:17 am
 Late last Thursday night I was chasing a story about the rumored retirement of state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, Illinois’ first female House Majority Leader, when I got a text message from a h...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:25 am
Lost in much of the hoopla over the process of passing school funding reform through the Illinois General Assembly is the fact that this is a pretty darned good and far-reaching bill.While this legisl...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:18 am
 It’s been clear for decades that the way Illinois funds its public schools has been wrong-headed. But finding a solution has eluded everyone who has tried. Until now.Gov. Jim Edgar thoroughly...
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 12:19 am
 After years of harshly bad-mouthing the state’s economy, Gov. Bruce Rauner has pivoted in the past couple of weeks as the campaign season has heated up.“I’m proud since I became governor,�...
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:24 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner has said for the past several days that he’s open to just about any sort of compromise in order to get school funding reform signed into law.For example, he recently told Ama...
Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:21 am
 Chicago has vast property wealth and the largest population by far in Illinois. But it also has a large amount of that property wealth locked up in Tax Increment Financing districts.According to...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:18 am
The education funding reform bill which passed the House and Senate in May and was finally sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk in July was the product of four years of research, endless listening tours...

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