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  • Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.

    Nix the Toni Tax. Then fix Cook County.
    For part of Wednesday afternoon, it looked like the Todd Stroger era was back — a terrible, tax-happy epoch at a Cook County government nicely designed for the 19th century. This time the County Board president advancing a 1 percent sales tax...
  • John Kass: Trump, Christie: Diluting the candidate pool for the Bush and Clinton show

    Republican Chris Christie has just announced he doesn't want to be elected prom king of America. Whew! That's a relief. The nation was terrified he'd put on a white dinner jacket, red cummerbund and fox trot across Iowa in patent leather pumps....
  • Toll cuts, new laws arrive with start of fiscal year

    Toll cuts, new laws arrive with start of fiscal year
    Maryland motorists will pay lower tolls, local governments no longer have to collect stormwater fees dubbed the "rain tax," and military retirees are getting a larger tax break. Those are among dozens of state actions taking effect July 1 — fiscal...
  • Showdown looms between Rauner, AFSCME

    Showdown looms between Rauner, AFSCME
    SPRINGFIELD — The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political. When the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees flexes it political muscle in Springfield,...
  • Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids prison

    Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of probation. Bosworth, a...
  • Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small _ and large

    Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign said Wednesday it has raised $45 million since its launch in mid-April, with the vast majority of its donors having given less than $100. But while Clinton's aides touted their success with such small-dollar...
  • Former Baltimore mayor Dixon seeks to regain office

    Former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon, who resigned in 2010 amid a scandal over embezzled gift cards, will seek to regain the office next year as the city struggles with the aftermath of riots following a death in police custody. Dixon, a 61-year-old...
  • Illinois can't wait. It needs remap reform now.

    Illinois can't wait. It needs remap reform now.
    In his Monday column, John McCarron, a long-time observer of urban affairs, accurately described the tricks of the tradeĀ of those who twist legislative boundaries for partisan advantage and, as a result, distort representative democracy. The current...
  • Steve Waters: Net ban rescued fishing in Florida

    Steve Waters: Net ban rescued fishing in Florida
    It was 20 years ago this week that fishing in Florida was rescued. The constitutional net ban went into effect. And that anniversary is something to celebrate. "Some people say it's the most important fisheries reform in history," said Karl Wickstrom,...
  • Texas Democrats scrapping 'Two-Step' presidential primary

    Texas' Democratic presidential primary is set to shift to allocating delegates based solely on voting results, after national party leaders rejected the state's traditional "Two-Step" method that had also included post-election caucuses. America's second...
  • Glendale Community College board settles on map with five voting districts

    Glendale Community College board settles on map with five voting districts
    Beginning in April 2017, the trustees of the Glendale Community College board are expected to be elected from five separate districts within Glendale, according to a plan the board agreed to adopt earlier this month. College officials began looking to...