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  • 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 off workers, needed changes.
  • Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings
    The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...

    State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour

    State-based health exchange bill fizzles at last hour
    An estimated $270 million in federal funding was left on the table when Illinois lawmakers didn't vote Wednesday on a measure to create a state-run health insurance exchange. A bill sponsored by Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, that would guarantee...

    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,...

    Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

    Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act
    Your lame duck legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good can come of that. Before they leave town this week, lawmakers with nothing to lose could be asked to vote on two bills, both of them designed to water...