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Miller: How the long road to education funding reform came to an end
Oct 21, 2017

It’s been clear for decades that the way Illinois funds its public schools has been wrong-heade...

Reeder: School funding reform law creates 'budgetary time bomb'
Oct 16, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, the Illinois General Assembly passed a measure that lays the foundatio...

Fact-check: Are Rauner's grandparents immigrants?
Oct 15, 2017

This article was originally published on the Better Government Association website on Septemb...

Who is the Democratic 'establishment' in Illinois?
Oct 07, 2017

The race for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor has already seen significant en...

Rauner establishes task force to combat Illinois' opioid scourge
Oct 06, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order on Wednesday establishing a task force aimed at comb...

Does your child need a job? Illinois partners with Microsoft to help
Oct 02, 2017

Just when it seems there is no good news coming out of Springfield…. well, there is.  Illinois...

ICPR: Why there needs to be more oversight of TIF funding
Sep 01, 2017

The allocation of revenue from Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts emerged as a key issue...

Where are Illinois millennials living?
Aug 31, 2017

Surprisingly, millennials aren’t just spending their money on avocado toast and iPhones. Tur...

12 things to know about automatic voter registration in Illinois
Aug 30, 2017

Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) is the process of automatically registering eligible people to...

Illinois school funding: 6 things you need to know
Aug 30, 2017

After a months-long impasse, Illinois lawmakers approved landmark changes to the way schools are ...

Chicago’s income statement paints a false picture of city’s interest burden
Aug 29, 2017

In state and local government accounting, the income statement is called the Statement of Activit...

How did your lawmakers vote on the historic Illinois school funding bill?
Aug 29, 2017

Use the chart below to see how your state representatives and senators voted on landmark legislat...

Rauner signs 'sanctuary state' bill into law
Aug 28, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed into law legislation that would prohibit law enforcement offic...

Miller: Rauner will have a hard time touting job growth
Aug 28, 2017

After years of harshly bad-mouthing the state's economy, Gov. Bruce Rauner has pivoted in the pas...

Every Chicago labor contract has expired: Your guide to the negotiations
Aug 25, 2017

Over the next two years the City of Chicago will negotiate new contracts with all of its labor un...


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