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See how your senator voted on budget bills Tuesday in Illinois Senate
Feb 28, 2017

The Illinois Senate on Tuesday passed five bills that are part of a bipartisan "grand bargain" pa...

Illinois budget crisis: lots of scorched earth, no smell of victory
Feb 22, 2017

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning.... Smelled like . . . victory." Lt. Col. Bill Kilg...

Lisa Madigan: Lawsuit gives "budget process the momentum it needs"
Feb 07, 2017

Everyone knows the state of Illinois is in a terrible crisis. As we enter the 19th month without ...

Soda tax out, service taxes in as Illinois lawmakers seek budget
Jan 24, 2017

SPRINGFIELD -- Drink up, Illinois. That penny-an-ounce soda tax proposed two weeks ago is no long...

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...

Madigan: Encourage growth to improve Illinois business climate
Jan 11, 2017

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

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...

Only in Illinois: Moody's sees trouble in Illinois population decline
Jan 06, 2017

The three-year Illinois population decline announced last month by the U.S. Census Bureau has dar...

State college aid agency surveys students about MAP grants
Nov 23, 2016

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is surveying college students about the lack of fundin...


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