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Illinois universities' credit ratings downgrades contain warnings for all of Illinois
Apr 23, 2017

Congratulations, everybody! Illinois now has five public universities with junk bond credit ratin...

How much does your Illinois school district spend per student?
Apr 21, 2017

As calls to reform the way Illinois funds public education grow louder, new data released on per ...

Lawsuit outlines the basics of Illinois school funding problems
Apr 20, 2017

For many years, there's been consensus in Springfield that the Illinois school funding formula is...

Is Gov. Rauner right when he claims Illinois has the worst property taxes nationwide?
Apr 20, 2017

This article also appears on the website of PolitiFact Illinois, an exclusive partnership between...

Don't allow Illinoisans to grow their own marijuana, Colorado official advises
Apr 19, 2017

In what was the first in a series of hearings Wednesday on a proposal to legalize marijuana for r...

Rauner's veto threat on abortion puts it, and him, on Illinois' center stage
Apr 17, 2017

OPINION We just might be about to find out for sure what Illinoisans’ views are on abortion ...

Illinois' financial state staggering as taxpayer burden spikes
Apr 16, 2017

Illinois’ debt is so staggering and that it was given an “F” grade in a new analysis fr...

Media helped make Bruce Rauner's spring campaign tour a success
Apr 14, 2017

As you know by now, Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the state for two days last week. He denied that the...

Rauner launches non-campaign tour as Democratic challengers prepare for 2018
Apr 14, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner this week had few "official" events but his campaign announced an extensive age...

These 19 Illinois school districts are in the worst financial shape
Apr 14, 2017

A statewide analysis of school districts' finances shows there was an overall improvement in thei...

Fact-check: Rockford becomes Vin Diesel's favorite place
Apr 13, 2017

This column appears here as part of an exclusive partnership between Reboot Illinois and the Puli...

Official/unofficial; campaign/non-campaign: Confusion over Bruce Rauner's state tour
Apr 12, 2017

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Illinois lawmakers announce first public hearing on marijuana legalization bill
Apr 12, 2017

Illinois will begin taking baby steps on the path toward marijuana legalization next week as lawm...

Meet Jake Leahy, Illinois' youngest elected official
Apr 10, 2017

When Jake Leahy decided to run for his local school board, he wasn’t even legally eligible to v...

"One state" message from Pawar a note of optimistic grace in our negative times
Apr 10, 2017

Opinion There’s no governing going on, so the current fascination is with the Democrat...


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