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Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:22 am
 Last year, billionaire Democrat JB Pritzker derided Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for not releasing detailed income tax filings.“The question is who his investors are, and whe...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:17 am
 Operating Engineers Union Local 150 is making good on its threat to back a Republican primary opponent against House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.The union local’s president, Jim Sweeney, told...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:20 am
One of the most unusual Illinois veto sessions I’ve ever seen wrapped up last week.The two-week session was supposed to be about whether infuriated legislative Republicans would abandon Gov. Bruce R...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:20 am
 I don’t think I’ve ever seen House Speaker Michael Madigan move faster to get in front of a legislative issue than he did last week when he vowed action to address the climate of sexual hara...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:14 am
 Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign fund transferred $4.45 million to the Illinois Republican Party to bankroll a new effort to focus voters’ attention on House Speaker Michael Madigan.T...
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...

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