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  • Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois

    Quinn's been quiet about reforming Illinois
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants you to know that he tried very, very hard to give voters the chance to impose term limits on lawmakers. Twenty years ago, that is. Where's he been lately? Last week, the governor's re-election campaign sent around a 1993 photo...
  • Illinois pledges $12 million to eBay

     Illinois pledges $12 million to eBay
    Illinois has pledged $12 million over 10 years to eBay in exchange for the creation of 360 jobs in downtown Chicago, Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Friday. EBay last year acquired Braintree, a Chicago payment processor for smartphones and tablets. Now...
  • Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit

    Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit
    The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
  • Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge

     Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge
    Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot. The Yes for...
  • 13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections

    13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections
    The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
  • Doing Michael Madigan's dirty work

    Doing Michael Madigan's dirty work
    The House speaker's henchman had a busy week, fighting to protect the Illinois Constitution from the people of Illinois: On Tuesday, attorney Michael Kasper appeared before the State Board of Elections, doing his best to disqualify the signatures of...
  • Rep. Derrick Smith: Another Illinois corruption conviction

    Rep. Derrick Smith: Another Illinois corruption conviction
    The saga of Derrick Smith has been one long exercise in mixed messages. This one's unequivocal: guilty. A federal jury took only four hours to convict the lame-duck state representative of bribery and attempted extortion for pocketing $7,000 in exchange...
  • Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs

    Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs
    Facing heavy criticism for months over failing to offer a plan to restore Illinois’ finances, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday issued an outline of proposed cuts that he maintained would save taxpayers $1 billion. But Rauner&...
  • Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law

    Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law
    As Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn commemorated the same-sex marriage law he signed by visiting a gay wedding ceremony Monday, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said he’d be open to repealing it if that’s what Illinois voters wanted. Rauner has...
  • Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial

    Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial
    A month before the 2012 primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith was talking in his West Side political office with a trusted campaign worker about writing a letter of support for a day care in exchange for a $7,000 bribe, federal prosecutors allege. The...
  • Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot

    Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot
    State elections officials said today that a preliminary review of the paperwork shows that a constitutional amendment on legislative term limits backed by Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner should have enough signatures to be eligible for the Nov. 4...