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  • Illinois' safety net snagged on budget mess

    Illinois' safety net snagged on budget mess
    Every year, they sign petitions, call their lawmakers and head to Springfield to fend off spending cuts. And every year, they somehow manage to squeeze the belt a little tighter, step up fundraising and eke out another 12 months of pinched survival.
  • Structuring the state's new budget

    The doubled-up sales tax payments retailers scrambled to make last week have been earning Virginia a bit of a rap on the knuckles over the past few years, including a particularly sharp one last month from former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker....

    Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are ways out

    What Illinois needs is for one of its political leaders to blink. But as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats stand eyeball-to-eyeball in negotiations over a new budget, neither is likely to submit, forcing the state to continue...

    Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

    Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs legislation approved by the General Assembly. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and other supporters say cameras in...

    CPS, stop blaming Springfield

    CPS, stop blaming Springfield
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools officials would have you think the financial catastrophe they face can be entirely blamed on a scapegoat named Springfield. "We wouldn't be here if Springfield were prioritizing education funding," CPS...