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  • Meeks: Tax swap was good idea, but times have changed

    Meeks: Tax swap was good idea, but times have changed
    As state senators prepared to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal for a property tax freeze in Springfield on Tuesday, I talked to James Meeks about legislation he once managed to pass in the Senate that would have actually lowered property tax bills....
  • Cook County workers will get 10.75% raise over 5 years

    Cook County workers will get 10.75% raise over 5 years
    Cook County commissioners approved Wednesday two new contracts with government worker unions that include average pay increases of about 2.2 percent a year as the board prepares to put together a new budget that could result in a tax hike. About 2,650...
  • Rauner ratchets up rhetoric against Madigan, Cullerton amid impasse

     Rauner ratchets up rhetoric against Madigan, Cullerton amid impasse
    Gov. Bruce Rauner went back on the road Wednesday to sell his “turnaround agenda" to local voters, laying the blame for the state’s financial troubles on the legislature’s Democratic leaders as he encountered angry jeers from some who...
  • Rauner, Democrats spar on property taxes as stalemate enters 2nd week

    Rauner, Democrats spar on property taxes as stalemate enters 2nd week
    The stalemate at the Capitol entered its second week with more political theater on display, and this time the stage play revolved around property taxes as Democrats, who rule the legislature, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner jockeyed for position on an...
  • House property-tax freeze fails; Rauner says it's not enough

    Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner spent Tuesday talking about the same issue — relief from increasing local property taxes — but they talked past each other in a continuing deadlock over a state spending plan due...
  • Democrats, Rauner camp still misunderstand each other

    Democrats, Rauner camp still misunderstand each other
    After five months, you'd think that the warring parties at the Illinois Statehouse would have learned something about each other. Instead, last week's bitter and divisive House overtime session showed that they still fundamentally misunderstand one...
  • Lawmakers return with new plans to poke at Rauner

    Lawmakers return with new plans to poke at Rauner
    State lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday with ruling Democrats planning a renewed attack on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has revived his campaign-style tour to push a pro-business, anti-union agenda that's been a sticking point in the ongoing...
  • Emanuel's top council ally says Rauner's inexperience complicates things

    Emanuel's top council ally says Rauner's inexperience complicates things
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top City Council ally on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner's political inexperience and his background in business are complicating matters as the first-term governor tries to reach agreement with the "tremendously experienced" Democrats...
  • Speak Out: Anyone to be fired over water meter fiasco?

    Speak Out: Anyone to be fired over water meter fiasco?
    Now that the water meter scandal has come to light in Tinley Park, will anyone who deliberately ignored the misreadings while we paid for water we didn't use get fired? Will a political victim, who was told to sweep it under the rug, take the fall and...
  • Erasing Denny Hastert

    Erasing Denny Hastert
    Delete, delete, delete. Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's name has been scrubbed from all over the place since Thursday, when federal prosecutors charged him with making illegal cash withdrawals — and lying to the FBI about them —...
  • Rauner aides: Democrats sexist to question education chief's $250,000 salary

    Rauner aides: Democrats sexist to question education chief's $250,000 salary
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the legislature opened up a new front in their battle Thursday as the administration defended spending $250,000 from an agency struggling to fund programs for the poor to cover the salary of the...