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Troy woman sentenced to prison in cancer fraud case
Jul 26, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A western Illinois woman accused of falsely claiming she and her son had cancer ...

Illinois lawmakers question DCFS officials on toddler's death
Jul 26, 2017

CHICAGO — Members of a joint state House and Senate committee questioned officials of the Illin...

Illinois lawmakers head to Springfield for school funding special session
Jul 26, 2017

By Sophia Tareen | AP  SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers head to the state Capitol Wednesday...

Miller: Why Rauner's top, most loyal political aide had to leave
Jul 24, 2017

In the end, Mike "Z" Zolnierowicz had only one choice. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top political lieute...

Restraining order on Cook County soda tax extended a week
Jul 21, 2017

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has extended for another week a temporary restraining order block...

Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit, but risks remain
Jul 20, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — A major credit rating agency says Illinois' rating won't be lowered to "junk" bu...

Who lives longer: Chicago police or Chicago firefighters?
Jul 20, 2017

Looking at the actuarial reports for their pension plans, it is hard to say. Pension plans est...

15 good government reforms Illinois lawmakers approved this session
Jul 19, 2017

The Illinois General Assembly approved more than a dozen pieces of legislation the Better Governm...

How much will the Illinois governor's mansion cost this time?
Jul 18, 2017

The second quarter fundraising and spending numbers are finally in for (most of) Illinois' 20...

Chicago's financial decline sped up from last year
Jul 14, 2017

Yesterday’s release of the City of Chicago’s annual financial report was notable for a few re...

Debate over Cook County soda tax is not uncommon in U.S.
Jul 12, 2017

An ongoing legal battle continues to plague Cook County's proposed Sweetened Beverage Tax, wh...

MPC: Most African Americans leaving Chicago, Cook County are low income
Jul 10, 2017

New detailed population estimates released [in June] by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Cook Cou...

After 2 years, Illinois has a budget—and higher income taxes
Jul 06, 2017

The Illinois House on Thursday managed to scrape together the necessary amount of votes to over...

Illinois House may want to rethink voting on the budget today
Jul 06, 2017

In the last week, some fast-moving developments arrived under the cover of the long July 4 weeken...

Fiscal watchdog group searches for the overdue Chicago financial report... Again
Jul 05, 2017

Over the long holiday weekend (hmm), the Illinois legislature finally passed budget measures, inc...


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