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  • Rauner's pick for comptroller not worried about possible 2016 election

     Rauner's pick for comptroller not worried about possible 2016 election
    Leslie Munger, appointed by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner as state comptroller, awaits a possible vote by legislators Thursday on whether she'll serve for the full four years or will face an election challenge in 2016.
  • Effort stalls to revamp Illinois' corporate tax breaks program

     Effort stalls to revamp Illinois' corporate tax breaks program
    A year ago, lawmakers imposed a moratorium on special tax incentives used to help keep companies — and their jobs — in Illinois. They also created a committee to examine whether the program, which also rewarded companies even as they laid...

    Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat

    Illinois governor race: Rauner looks to future as Quinn concedes defeat
    Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit. A day after voting...

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...

    FOIA follies

    FOIA follies
    FOIA, (Freedom of Information Act) is under attack in the Illinois state capitol in Springfield. Read the editorial to learn of the hijinks that threaten your right to know: Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act DECEMBER 2,...