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Nothing to show for on first day of special session
Jun 21, 2017

Illinois lawmakers returned to Springfield on Wednesday to begin the 10-day special session, but ...

Video & React: Rauner calls for 'unity' ahead of special session
Jun 20, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday night called for unity and urged the Legislature “to do wha...

Opinion: Inner workings of Illinois General Assembly as phony as WWE
Jun 20, 2017

Opinon  SPRINGFIELD – The punches looked mean but never connected. Like any sporting eve...

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...


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