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Only in Illinois: With strike vote AFSCME, Rauner feud goes from simmer to boil
Feb 24, 2017

When AFSCME Council 31's membership voted to authorize what would be the first state employee str...

Civil rights leaders worried over 'chilling' impact of Trump administration
Feb 23, 2017

Illinois civil rights leaders are expressing concern over a “chilling” cultural climate facin...

Durbin spot on about the geography of Chicago gun violence
Feb 23, 2017

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AFSCME members authorize Illinois state employee strike, blame Rauner
Feb 23, 2017

For the first time ever in its history, Illinois' largest state employee union has voted to autho...

Illinois budget crisis: lots of scorched earth, no smell of victory
Feb 22, 2017

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning.... Smelled like . . . victory." Lt. Col. Bill Kilg...

Enough about President Trump. Here are 12 reasons to get active about Illinois
Feb 21, 2017

While it seems everyone is activated and either cheering or jeering President Trump, there are pl...

How Durbin, Duckworth have voted on Trump's cabinet nominees
Feb 21, 2017

As the U.S. Senate continues the confirmation process for President Donald Trump's cabinet nomine...

Infographic: Union membership in Illinois falls to new low
Feb 20, 2017

The number of Illinois workers who were members of labor unions in 2016 fell to its lowest level ...

Miller: Rauner's budget address sends mixed signals on tax tolerance
Feb 20, 2017

Before Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address last week, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno m...

Only in Illinois: Strange budget math on Rauner's third try
Feb 17, 2017

Anticipation was high all around as Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his third annual Budget Address t...

Rauner's 2018 Illinois budget requires decoder ring to find "balance"
Feb 16, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner's FY 2018 Illinois budget contains $4.6 billion more in spending than the state...

Fact Check: Was Gov. Rauner right about a prior move to reduce pension payments?
Feb 16, 2017

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Judge denies Lisa Madigan's motion on state worker pay
Feb 16, 2017

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien on Thursday denied Attorney General Lisa Madigan's ...

Rauner calls for permanent property tax freeze in 2017 Budget Address
Feb 15, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday appeared to reject parts of the Illinois Senate's "grand bargain" ...


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