Taxes & Spending

Illinois' public universities get relief in budget bill but past damage can't be undone
Jan 19, 2017

Interactive chart shows damage to nine universities When Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced his firs...

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...

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...

Obameter on taxes: Pay stagnant, and little change in your bill
Jan 13, 2017

President Barack Obama’s war on income inequality will end in a stalemate with little ground ga...

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...

Dem Rep. Cassidy: Deeply frustrated but voting for Madigan
Jan 11, 2017

This is a letter from state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, to her constituents. It is reprinted h...

Illinois Senate about to throw budget ball into court of Madigan vs. Rauner
Jan 10, 2017

An income tax increase, a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, some borrowing to get bills paid, a lot ...

Illinois Senate bills give preview of state budget "grand bargain"
Jan 09, 2017

(UPDATE Jan10, 2017: This post has been updated to include information on bills pertaining to wor...

Springsteen may have a bestseller, but who's the real "Boss" in Illinois?
Jan 07, 2017

MADELEINE DOUBEK: Hi, Matt. It’s been awhile. Hope your holidays were good. I got the Boss boo...

The Obameter: Rating President Obama's promises over the years
Jan 06, 2017

(This article from PolitiFact is reprinted here because of a collaboration between Reboot Illino...

GOP makes $8 million Twitter leap over Democrat's paycheck lawsuit
Jan 05, 2017

Cloonen, Dems' paycheck lawsuit draws overreaching GOP reaction This article was created for ...

Bruce Rauner: It's not unreasonable to demand reform to help Illinois
Jan 03, 2017

This article originally appeared in The State Journal-Register. It is republished here with the ...

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...


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