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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...

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...

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy brings the abortion debate home
Feb 13, 2017

Editor's Note: This post was updated on Feb. 15, 2017 She had been through a few years of pain...

Miller: S&P cites "gross mismanagement" in alarming Illinois report
Feb 12, 2017

You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&am...

Illinois politics can't get more bizarre than in reactions to Lisa Madigan's lawsuit
Feb 09, 2017

Opinion Lisa Madigan's motion two weeks ago that would end state employee paychecks as of Feb...

Reeder: Disappointed in Rauner's hiring of ex-Comptroller Leslie Munger
Feb 09, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – When I heard Friday that Gov. Bruce Rauner hired former Illinois Comptroller Lesl...

Fitch Ratings calls Illinois like it is: "unprecedented failure"
Feb 05, 2017

The latest Illinois credit rating downgrade from Fitch Ratings is chock full of phrases that coul...

Only in Illinois: Illinois' credit rating takes another hit over budget crisis
Feb 03, 2017

Fitch Ratings this week issued another downgrade to Illinois' credit rating, which has long been ...


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