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Illinois House Dems offer own non-budget reforms, press Rauner for meeting
May 16, 2017

With 15 days left until the end of the spring legislative session, a group of Illinois House Demo...

'Growth or Insolvency' – a falsely-framed choice for Chicago?
Apr 28, 2017

This piece originally appeared on Bill’s Blog at Truth in Accounting.  Last week, The Civic...

Are there three times as many solar energy jobs as coal jobs?
Apr 25, 2017

Share the Facts 2017-04-25 19:40:46 UTC Politifact 2 1 7 Po...

Don't allow Illinoisans to grow their own marijuana, Colorado official advises
Apr 19, 2017

In what was the first in a series of hearings Wednesday on a proposal to legalize marijuana for r...

House committee approves $15 minimum wage amendment
Apr 05, 2017

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the July increase to Cook County's minimum...

Illinois is in chaos without adequate revenue
Apr 04, 2017

Illinois’ budget impasse has caused more than 1 million people to lose access to critical servi...

Here's the next Illinois episode of "Cut the Crap!"
Apr 03, 2017

Bah-da-buh-bad-da! Helloooo, welcome back, everyone. It’s time for another episode of that Illi...

Democrats answer Rauner with 'comeback agenda' to fix Illinois
Mar 29, 2017

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled what they’ve dubbed the “Illinois Comeback Agenda,...

How does your salary compare in Illinois this tax season?
Mar 29, 2017

A new Economic Commentary provides the latest data on full-time workers in Illinois’ labor m...

Marijuana legalization town hall portends heated debate for Illinois
Mar 28, 2017

Illinois could be the next battleground state in the movement toward marijuana legalization, and ...

Poll: Most voters support legalizing, decriminalizing marijuana in Illinois
Mar 27, 2017

Illinoisans appear to be warming up to the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational...

Illinoisans, let's turn our attention to our political train wreck
Mar 27, 2017

Congratulations, my fellow Illinoisans. You helped derail Trumpcare. Truly, that was citizen a...

As population shrinks, employment in Illinois hits new peak
Mar 23, 2017

Given all the doom and gloom we hear about jobs in the Land of Lincoln, you probably will find it...

Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing, taxing recreational marijuana amid budget woes
Mar 22, 2017

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana i...

Durbin's grilling of Gorsuch leads to testy exchange
Mar 21, 2017

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) grilled Supreme Court nominee and federal appella...


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