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Illinois 2018 gubernatorial election could be most expensive in U.S. history
May 24, 2017

Last week, Ken Griffin donated $20 million to Governor Bruce Rauner's re-election campaign, m...

BGA: Why fat pensions are just a tiny part of Illinois' pension crisis
May 24, 2017

Illinois’ budget mess is the stepchild of Illinois’ pension mess, and for that perhaps nothin...

Illinois Senate Dems pass $5.4 billion tax-hike package
May 23, 2017

Illinois Senate Democrats on Tuesday passed a revenue package that is projected to raise $5.4 bi...

Map: Illinois property taxes by county
May 22, 2017

Illinois homeowners pay some of the highest real estate taxes in the nation, though the amount ta...

Miller: Property-tax freeze should be 'political no-brainer' for Democrats
May 22, 2017

Democrats have been privately grumbling for a while now that Gov. Bruce Rauner isn't truly intere...

Solving the Illinois budget crisis isn't as easy as you think
May 19, 2017

Ever since the Great Recession, a wave of fantasy governing has swept across the nation as news o...

How did your senator vote on the grand bargain budget bills?
May 17, 2017

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday called a number of bills from the grand bargain budget package f...

How Illinois universities' credit ratings compare to other states' schools
May 17, 2017

Last week, ICPR compiled public university enrollment statistics in Illinois and other highly...

Illinois bill backlog balloons to $14.3 billion
May 17, 2017

Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills skyrocketed to $14.3 billion Wednesday after the Governor’s...

Illinois House Dems offer own non-budget reforms, press Rauner for meeting
May 16, 2017

With 15 days left until the end of the spring legislative session, a group of Illinois House Demo...

In-home care for Illinois seniors is on the chopping block
May 16, 2017

On a recent afternoon, 80-year-old John Earl Johnson watched television from the sofa in his Edge...

Elections board votes to fine Mautino's defunct campaign fund $5,000
May 15, 2017

The Illinois State Board of Elections on Monday voted to slap Auditor General Frank Mautino’s n...

A look at Mother's Day around Illinois and around the country
May 15, 2017

Journalists can sometimes be crass, even on Mother's Day. Calling attention to reporters' ske...

Springfield drama infects Illinois Conference of Women Legislators' annual fundraising event
May 15, 2017

The thin-skinned, strong-arm Statehouse partisanship of the past two and a half years reached out...

Small and Mid-Size Illinois Schools May be Most Affected by State Budget Impasse
May 12, 2017

Public universities in Illinois have been vocal about their struggles with the lack of fundin...


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