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  • Chicago Children's Theatre gets $5 million in state funds

    Chicago Children's Theatre gets $5 million in state funds
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected Saturday night at a fundraising gala for the Chicago Children's Theatre — where he will announce $5 million in new state funding to help the long-itinerant, non-profit theater company purchase and renovate a former police station in Chicago's West Loop.
  • Winter heating bills could drop by about $150

     Winter heating bills could drop by about $150
    As temperatures dipped into the 20s this week, Chicagoans dragged out their puffy winter coats, turned up their thermostats and remembered how the polar vortex drove up their heating bills last year. The good news is that this season's residential...

    Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois

    Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois
    The announcements from Gov. Pat Quinn's office arrived via email bearing the official state of Illinois seal, signaling Real Government Business. But we all knew what they really were: campaign-ish announcements disguised as Real Government Business....

    Amazon to open its 1st Illinois warehouse

     Amazon to open its 1st Illinois warehouse
    Amazon.com and state officials will announce Tuesday plans for new facilities in the Chicagoland region that would employ at least 1,000 people within three years, according to the state's economic development agency. "We're beginning site selection...

    Endorsements for Illinois House

    Endorsements for Illinois House
    The Tribune offers endorsements today in contested races for the Illinois House. 5th District: Republican newcomer Collin Johnson lives in the South Loop and spends most days inside Chicago public high schools overseeing a tutoring program. He is...