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Rich Miller: Re-electing Madigan as House Speaker a 'joyless' act
Jan 15, 2017

If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michae...

Illinois social workers call for Exelon-like bailout of human services
Dec 01, 2016

Guest View In light of the fact that it appears the Illinois General Assembly is poised to pa...

Illinois filling legislative vacancies by party appointment
Aug 15, 2016

State Legislative Vacancies are Filled by Special Election in 25 States Illinois has seen the ...

45-Second Drill: Illinois budget deficit swells to nearly $8 billion
Jul 18, 2016

When Gov. Bruce Rauner took office, he inherited an Illinois budget deficit of $1.6 billion...

Six-month Illinois budget: Step into the future or "Groundhog Day" replay?
Jul 01, 2016

The Illinois budget agreement hammered out on June 30 will allow state government to avoid ...

Fire up the fireworks: Illinois lawmakers pass budget, sort of
Jun 30, 2016

MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine, I hope you don’t mind that I’m typing with one hand while holding ...

5-year-old with an iPad provides teaching moment on Illinois General Assembly spending habits
Jun 15, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – I opened my credit card bill last month and gasped.  There were $3,570 in cha...

Some good government wins despite dysfunction in Springfield
Jun 08, 2016

A funny thing happened on the way to meltdown, gridlock and dysfunction in Springfield last week ...

Election update: Half of contested 2016 General Assembly races are in Chicago Suburbs
Jun 06, 2016

[caption id="attachment_59160" align="alignnone" width="450"] Illinois House in session, M...

That's a wrap: Taking stock of failure, finding ray of hope from 2016 Illinois General Assembly session
Jun 03, 2016

For the second straight year, the Illinois General Assembly left Springfield this week witho...


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