Taxes & Spending

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...

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...

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...

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" ...

Recapping reactions to Rauner's third Illinois Budget Address
Feb 15, 2017

As he has done since taking office three years ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner focused heavily on job crea...

Read the full text of Gov. Rauner's 2017 Illinois Budget Address
Feb 15, 2017

Following is the full transcript of Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 Illinois Budget Address Good afte...

Rauner's 2017 Budget Address historic for all the wrong reasons
Feb 14, 2017

When Gov. Bruce Rauner steps to the podium in the Illinois House chamber to deliver his 2017 Budg...

Fast Facts Infographic: How Illinois budget hemorrhaging continues
Feb 12, 2017

Infographic: A quick look at how things stand as Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his third budget spe...

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...


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