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Fact-check: Are Rauner's grandparents immigrants?
Sep 05, 2017

This article was originally published on the Better Government Association website on Septemb...

Chicago’s income statement paints a false picture of city’s interest burden
Aug 29, 2017

In state and local government accounting, the income statement is called the Statement of Activit...

Comptroller Mendoza urges override of Rauner's veto on Debt Transparency Act
Aug 22, 2017

Don’t taxpayers deserve to know how much debt the state has run up in their names? Governor B...

Illinois House Republicans, Democrats file bills to repeal Cook County pop tax
Aug 15, 2017

Updated Republican state lawmakers from the Chicago-area have introduced legislation to repea...

Sanctuary city battle creates uptick in rare municipal lawsuits against U.S. government
Aug 15, 2017

Chicago city officials recently filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after a pe...

Federal government warns Cook County on soda tax collection
Aug 10, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is threatening to withhold about $87 million in food stam...

Cook County ends bid to get $17 million from retailers
Aug 09, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County has ended its effort to grab $17 million from the Illinois Retail Me...

Chicago sues over sanctuary city threat; Sessions fires back
Aug 07, 2017

By Michael Tarm and Sophia Tareen | AP  CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight ag...

Illinois governor signs law to honor Barack Obama's birthday
Aug 07, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The home state of former President Barack Obama will commemorate his birthday un...

Illinois saw both flooding, drought conditions during July
Aug 04, 2017

CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Experts say heavy rain and flooding affected northern Illinois in July while t...

Chicago lawyer nominated US attorney in northern Illinois
Aug 04, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Chicago lawyer John R. Lausch Jr. as the ne...

2 Illinois House Republicans won't seek 2018 re-election
Aug 04, 2017

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Two Republican legislators won't seek re-election next year. State Rep. B...

Lawsuit seeks refunds for Chicago drivers ticketed for cellphone use
Aug 02, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is being sued over the way it administers tickets received b...

Madigan is nation's only House speaker to also serve as state party chair
Aug 01, 2017

As part of the ongoing feud between Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael ...

Updates: Illinois lawmakers negotiations for school funding break down, showdown likely
Jul 31, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' efforts to approve school funding le...


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