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Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit, but risks remain
Jul 20, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — A major credit rating agency says Illinois' rating won't be lowered to "junk" bu...

How much is Illinois paying for energy?
Jul 19, 2017

It's no secret that the way we consume energy is changing. With the high prices of oil and gas...

How much will the Illinois governor's mansion cost this time?
Jul 18, 2017

The second quarter fundraising and spending numbers are finally in for (most of) Illinois' 20...

Illinois budget post-mortem: What remains, what made it, what didn't make it
Jul 18, 2017

Illinois has a budget after 2 ½ years. While the income tax increase has dominated the news, the...

Rauner says he will amendatory veto Illinois school funding bill
Jul 17, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner wants Illinois Senate Democrats to send him the education funding bill so he ca...

Rauner's staff shakeup sends clear signal of what's to come
Jul 17, 2017

Opinion  After Gov. Bruce Rauner hired Illinois Policy Institute president Kristina Rasmussen...

With budget, financial relief finally en route to Illinois universities, MAP students
Jul 13, 2017

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced Thursday some relief is finally on the way to cash-...

Debate over Cook County soda tax is not uncommon in U.S.
Jul 12, 2017

An ongoing legal battle continues to plague Cook County's proposed Sweetened Beverage Tax, wh...

Illinois has the second worst fiscal health in U.S., analysis finds
Jul 12, 2017

With $14.7 billion in unpaid bills and an estimated $251 billion in unfunded pension liabilities,...

What the Illinois income tax hike means for you
Jul 11, 2017

Included in the budget Illinois lawmakers approved on July 6th was a 1.2 percentage point increas...

Reeder: Illinois could learn a thing or two from the Lone Star State
Jul 11, 2017

Opinion  LEAGUE CITY, Texas – I was in Texas last month doing some reporting and I was a bi...

MPC: Most African Americans leaving Chicago, Cook County are low income
Jul 10, 2017

New detailed population estimates released [in June] by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Cook Cou...

Miller: It won't be long before trouble returns to the Capitol
Jul 10, 2017

After years of ugly gridlock and weeks of groups and political leaders whipping up an already dis...

The good, the bad and the ugly: Illinois reacts to newly-minted budget
Jul 07, 2017

Did you feel a disturbance in your day-to-day life yesterday?  We gained something that Illinois...

After 2 years, Illinois has a budget—and higher income taxes
Jul 06, 2017

The Illinois House on Thursday managed to scrape together the necessary amount of votes to over...


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