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New IRS data show the Land of Lincoln is bleeding a record number of people to its neighboring states.While it's not pretty, it's the truth.... [Read More]
Illinoisans are a giving bunch. In fact, no state sees a higher share of its population donate money to charity, according to a WalletHub study... [Read More]
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Why do you stay in Illinois?It's a question many of us hear regularly, especially around the holidays. Even a cursory knowledge of the state's politics... [Read More]
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Nov. 25 marked the arrival of Small Business Saturday across the nation. And Illinoisans have a lot to appreciate. For all the talk of big-box... [Read More]
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A crisis arises. A quick fix emerges. And the status quo remains intact.This is a typical political life cycle for many important issues in Springfield.... [Read More]
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Springfield does not operate with the pride of a state capitol. It's always been "Spring Vegas." And it's always been a toxic place for women. [Read More]
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Illinois is home to a few powerful interests who believe one problem is at the root of the state's horrific finances.It's not the sinkhole of... [Read More]
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Illinois hasn't had a balanced budget since 2001. A lot of that has to do with the nation's worst pension crisis and warped spending priorities.... [Read More]
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It wasn't exactly the Boston Tea Party, but it took everything short of dumping Diet Coke into Lake Michigan for Cook County residents to force... [Read More]
This might be difficult to believe, but something smells fishy in Illinois politics.A fresh odor is rising from the 118th House District.Until recently, state Rep.... [Read More]
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Thirty state lawmakers in the 100th General Assembly will not be holding their seats in the 101st General Assembly. And that's not even counting those... [Read More]
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House Speaker Mike Madigan has no signature legislative accomplishment. He has no obvious successor to his throne. He has no monument, unless you count billions... [Read More]
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Jeff Bezos can't leap tall buildings in a single bound.But Illinoisans are styling the Amazon CEO as a man from Krypton who — with a... [Read More]
With this time of year comes the sound of stretched packing tape and whimpering goodbyes, as students head off to college campuses. Boundless ambition and... [Read More]
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Illinoisans have been hearing a lot from superintendents lately surrounding the push for school funding reform at the Statehouse. Most direct lawmakers' attention toward topics... [Read More]
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Illinoisans have been hearing a lot from superintendents lately surrounding the push for school funding reform at the Statehouse. Most direct lawmakers' attention toward topics... [Read More]
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No Americans trust their state government less than Illinoisans. [Read More]
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House Speaker Mike Madigan's prowess for political longevity is unmatched in modern America.In his 17th term leading the Illinois House of Representatives, Madigan has broken... [Read More]
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Could this court be the future of criminal justice in Illinois?​Kid steals something. Kid gets arrested. Kid goes to court. Kid goes to jail. That's... [Read More]
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For generations, Illinoisans have been subjected to a steady stream of corruption from their public officials. This behavior has transcended race, class, geography and even... [Read More]
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