• Steven Polit Your Next State Representative?

    Jul 21, 2017

    In an interview with North Cook News, Steven Polit of Mount Prospect spoke sharply against the Illinois General Assembly having passed a budget along with a tax increase.

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  • Shakeup at the Governor's Office

    Jul 14, 2017

    In the wake of the protracted budget battle and attending income tax increase, a shakeup has been going on in the Governor’s office.

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  • Tax Increase Anger – Invective, Resignation and Ammie Kessem to Run

    Jul 10, 2017

    There are many dimensions to the fallout from the tax increase vote and its only the beginning.

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  • Illinois Overrides Veto and Passes Budget with a Price

    Jul 6, 2017

    Today, the Illinois House of Representatives overrode Governor Rauner’s veto of the budget bill. While it is a relief that we now have a budget for the first time in almost 3 years, it is bittersweet.

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  • Illinois’ chapter in the Russian hacking saga

    Jun 7, 2017

    Hackers breached the Illinois State Board of Elections voter registration database last summer, one chapter in the currently unfolding story of Russian cyberattacks on U.S. election related systems in 2016.

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  • Lawmakers adjourn without passing budget

    May 31, 2017

    Once again the Illinois General Assembly has adjourned without passing a budget.

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  • Props to Leslie Munger for delaying legislators pay

    Oct 11, 2016

    I applaud Leslie Munger for delaying legislators’ pay. We need someone to stand up for the small businesses and nonprofits who haven’t been paid in months or years.

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  • Chicago searches for answers to stem surging murder toll

    Sep 4, 2016

    After the city's most violent month in over 20 years, civil rights and community leaders in Chicago are grappling to find answers — and even looking to President Obama for help — to stem the bloodshed in the nation's third largest city.

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  • Sharply divided Illinois Supreme Court keeps redistricting question off fall ballot

    Aug 26, 2016

    Sharply divided along party lines, the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday blocked from the fall ballot a proposal that would have asked voters whether to change the state constitution to take much of the politics out of the redrawing of state legislative boundaries.

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  • Illinois term limit referendum won’t make November ballot

    Aug 6, 2016

    Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says a voter referendum aimed at imposing term limits on Chicago’s mayor and creating a consumer advocacy position won’t make the November ballot.

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  • Good for Business: How Illinois Can Best Support Small Business

    Apr 7, 2016

    Today, the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) released a new report, Good for Business: How Illinois Can Best Support Small Business, which highlights the best practices and policy initiatives decision makers could take to support small businesses in Illinois.

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