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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...

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...

Only in Illinois: Illinois Senate budget deal has rough takeoff in Springfield
Feb 10, 2017

The Illinois Senate's "grand bargain" got off to a difficult start this week at the Capitol as Re...

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 ...

One speech, two different interpretations from Illinois Democrats, Republicans
Jan 27, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner tried to maintain a positive and hopeful tone as he delivered his third State o...

Only in Illinois: Rauner's Chicago State action a sign of hope for Illinois colleges
Jan 20, 2017

A year ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner sharply criticized the financially and academically struggling Chic...

Only in Illinois: Illinois budget deal emerges to chilly reception from Madigan
Jan 13, 2017

A deal announced this week by the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Illinois Senate produc...

Inauguration Day like an alternate universe of Illinois politics
Jan 11, 2017

You'd be forgiven if, by early Wednesday afternoon, you believed you awoke in an alternate univer...

Dem Rep. Kifowit calls out Springfield leadership: 'We have to do better'
Jan 11, 2017

Before representatives of the 100th General Assembly cast their votes for Illinois House Speaker...

Only in Illinois: Moody's sees trouble in Illinois population decline
Jan 06, 2017

The three-year Illinois population decline announced last month by the U.S. Census Bureau has dar...

Only in Illinois: Our 2016 top winners, losers in Illinois politics
Dec 23, 2016

Bruce Rauner wasn't on the ballot in 2016, yet his presence was all over it. Neither was Democrat...

GOP makes pre-emptive strikes vs. J.B. Pritzker, Chris Kennedy
Dec 16, 2016

The Illinois Republican Party is wasting no time in preparing for the 2018 gubernatorial election...

Only in Illinois: No lame duck session tax mischief this time
Dec 09, 2016

In January 2011, a last-minute tax increase passed by the Illinois General Assembly made the term...

Illinois General Assembly goes nuclear: Veto session review
Dec 02, 2016

In January 2011, a last-minute tax increase passed by the Illinois General Assembly made the term...

Rauner to Dems: No budget without term limits, property tax freeze
Dec 01, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner took to Facebook early Thursday to issue an ultimatum to Democrats on the...


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