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Illinois unemployment, employment report has some good news and some bad news
May 23, 2017

In Friday’s release on state employment and unemployment, there are both positives and negative...

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...

A definitive list of 20 cities with terrible, awful, no good, terrible commutes
May 18, 2017

What makes a happy urbanite? Yes, we all like affordable housing, nice parks, easy-to-get-to groc...

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...

'Growth or Insolvency' – a falsely-framed choice for Chicago?
Apr 28, 2017

This piece originally appeared on Bill’s Blog at Truth in Accounting.  Last week, The Civic...

Are there three times as many solar energy jobs as coal jobs?
Apr 25, 2017

Share the Facts 2017-04-25 19:40:46 UTC Politifact 2 1 7 Po...

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...

House committee approves $15 minimum wage amendment
Apr 05, 2017

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the July increase to Cook County's minimum...

Illinois is in chaos without adequate revenue
Apr 04, 2017

Illinois’ budget impasse has caused more than 1 million people to lose access to critical servi...

Here's the next Illinois episode of "Cut the Crap!"
Apr 03, 2017

Bah-da-buh-bad-da! Helloooo, welcome back, everyone. It’s time for another episode of that Illi...

Democrats answer Rauner with 'comeback agenda' to fix Illinois
Mar 29, 2017

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled what they’ve dubbed the “Illinois Comeback Agenda,...

How does your salary compare in Illinois this tax season?
Mar 29, 2017

A new Economic Commentary provides the latest data on full-time workers in Illinois’ labor m...

Marijuana legalization town hall portends heated debate for Illinois
Mar 28, 2017

Illinois could be the next battleground state in the movement toward marijuana legalization, and ...

Poll: Most voters support legalizing, decriminalizing marijuana in Illinois
Mar 27, 2017

Illinoisans appear to be warming up to the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational...

Illinoisans, let's turn our attention to our political train wreck
Mar 27, 2017

Congratulations, my fellow Illinoisans. You helped derail Trumpcare. Truly, that was citizen a...


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