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Illinois universities' credit ratings downgrades contain warnings for all of Illinois
Apr 23, 2017

Congratulations, everybody! Illinois now has five public universities with junk bond credit ratin...

Media helped make Bruce Rauner's spring campaign tour a success
Apr 14, 2017

As you know by now, Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the state for two days last week. He denied that the...

Rauner launches non-campaign tour as Democratic challengers prepare for 2018
Apr 14, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner this week had few "official" events but his campaign announced an extensive age...

Official/unofficial; campaign/non-campaign: Confusion over Bruce Rauner's state tour
Apr 12, 2017

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Reeder: Evolving attitude on capital punishment
Apr 11, 2017

New book fosters appreciation for abolition of capital punishment SPRINGFIELD – “These are...

"One state" message from Pawar a note of optimistic grace in our negative times
Apr 10, 2017

Opinion There’s no governing going on, so the current fascination is with the Democrat...

Rauner's reaction to JB Pritzker shows aversion to real tax talk
Apr 09, 2017

I suppose it's too much to expect that we get an honest debate about the need for more state reve...

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...

Rauner needs to lead today, not campaign for tomorrow
Apr 01, 2017

OPINION As the Senate's two leaders tried again to find the votes to pass their "grand bargain...

Why PolitiFact wants you to join us in fact checking
Mar 31, 2017

This column appears here as part of an exclusive partnership between Reboot Illinois and the Pul...

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...

Baby's heartbreaking story puts the "crisis" in Illinois budget crisis
Mar 26, 2017

Centralia mom describes terror of Illinois budget crisis I've been going to Statehouse committ...

Poll: Bruce Rauner catching up to Michael Madigan in disapproval ratings
Mar 19, 2017

You may have heard about a recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll which found that Gov. B...

Only in Illinois: Rauner-Mendoza feud intensifies, voter registration bill moves ahead
Mar 17, 2017

This week in Illinois politics kicked off with new escalation in the bitter feud between Gov. Bru...

Hey Indiana lawmakers: Thanks for nothing!!!
Mar 16, 2017

Two years ago Indiana was in the middle of a level five political hurricane called RFRA. A few ye...


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