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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...

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

This article also appears on the website of PolitiFact Illinois, an exclusive partnership between...

How did your state senator vote on 'grand bargain' budget bills?
Feb 08, 2017

Chart: How your state senator voted on "grand bargain" budget bills so far The Illinois Senate...

Cullerton: Senate's grand bargain compromise for Illinois the right thing at the right time
Feb 06, 2017

(Editor’s Note: This article is part of an occasional series delving into the details and possi...

Full text: Gov. Rauner's 2017 State of the State Address
Jan 25, 2017

Following is a transcript of Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 State of the State Address Good afternoo...

Infographic: Sorry state of the state of Illinois in 2017
Jan 23, 2017

New Reboot Illinois graphic below highlights Illinois' challenges as Gov. Bruce Rauner prepares ...

Now what, Illinoisans? Bring all that political passion to bear in Springfield
Jan 23, 2017

Opinion We inaugurated Donald John Trump as our 45th president. And many of us protested havin...

Illinois Senate statesmanship produces a mega bargain you need to study
Jan 17, 2017

Opinion In one week, lawmakers return to Springfield and the Illinois Senate will begin hearin...

Pension problems plague Chicago's fiscal health, new rankings show
Jan 13, 2017

With more than $30 billion in unfunded pension debt alone, Chicago's rankings are scraping the b...

Let's make one more resolution that could truly help save Illinois
Jan 02, 2017

Opinion You should be over the holiday hangover by now. So, what do you say to one more resolu...

Land of Leaving: Illinois lost 6.5 residents per 1,000 people last year
Dec 28, 2016

Illinois experienced the biggest mid-year population loss of any state between 2015 and 2016. ...

27 new Illinois laws to know for 2017
Dec 27, 2016

You're well aware that Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly still couldn't manage to produ...

What if Cupich and Davis called for a city-state summit?
Nov 21, 2016

Opinion As we begin this season of giving, what if all our Illinois public servants, community...

Illinois pension debt, 5-year forecast causing numbers fatigue syndrome
Nov 17, 2016

MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine: Please excuse any typos from me today as I can no longer hold my head ...

Your call to action: End the Illinois budget impasse now
Nov 15, 2016

Listen up, please. Your vote last week was important. Still, whether you're miserable about th...


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