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  • Campaign-style tactics fueling Illinois legislative gridlock

    An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with campaign-style mailers, TV ads and new multimillion-dollar political committees.
  • Rewriting a constitution not for the weak of heart

    Rewriting a constitution not for the weak of heart
    Only hours after the Illinois Supreme Court threw cold water on the state's plan to deal with runaway pension obligations earlier this month, opponents of the justices' unanimous decision were touting another way to skin the cat: Rewrite the Illinois...

    Illinois prisons director resigns 2 months after taking job

     Illinois prisons director resigns 2 months after taking job
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's state corrections director, who took over a crowded prison system just two months ago, has resigned, officials confirmed Friday. The governor's office gave no reason for the premature departure of Donald Stolworthy, named to the...

    Is it good government you want or smart politics?

    Is it good government you want or smart politics?
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has been promoting his "Turnaround Agenda" throughout the state, but he has discovered, as other governors have before him, that the man at the helm has little control over the direction of Illinois. Former governors Jim Edgar,...

    $34 million controlled by Rauner, allies looms over legislative session

    $34 million controlled by Rauner, allies looms over legislative session
    As state lawmakers find themselves in their typical late May posture of trying to pass a budget, a new political dynamic hovers over the proceedings: more than $34 million in campaign cash under the control of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and his allies....