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  • Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange

    Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange
    Unless Illinois acts quickly, it will leave hundreds of millions of federal dollars on the table that would go toward building its own health insurance marketplace, potentially upping the cost of coverage for nearly 170,000 Illinois residents. State...
  • Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million

    Metra says settlement with ousted CEO totaled $1.3 million
    The costs associated with Metra's controversial 2013 settlement with ousted CEO Alex Clifford totaled about $1.3 million, with about half going to outside lawyers, officials said Thursday. Clifford ended up leaving Metra with a package worth about $652,...
  • Gov. Pat Quinn's ultimate Democratic stunt

    Gov. Pat Quinn has now perpetrated the ultimate Democratic stunt. No, he is not moving into Cabrini Green like former Gov. Jane Byrne did all those years ago. Instead, the governor who says that he has created thousands of jobs and trimmed the budget --...
  • Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card

    Quinn, Vallas, Rauner and the class war card
    Is Republican Bruce Rauner too rich to be governor of Illinois? "Yes," said Democrat Paul Vallas, campaigning for lieutenant governor with incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn. And there it was, public affirmation of what has become the center of Quinn's...
  • Bridgeport greener with a new Daley in the wings

    Bridgeport greener with a new Daley in the wings
    As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora. Flora, as all you botanists know, is scientific talk for plants. And the plants of Bridgeport seemed...
  • The skulduggery of ousting Illinois candidates

    The skulduggery of ousting Illinois candidates
    We know, we know: Politics ain't beanbag. But politics doesn't have to be rotten and nefarious either. Yet oodles of people who run for office in this state will tell you of strong-arm tactics they endured, sometimes from their own party, to get their...
  • Report slams IDOT political hiring

    Report slams IDOT political hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics...
  • Rauner term limits question won't appear on November ballot

    Rauner term limits question won't appear on November ballot
    A proposal to give voters the chance to limit state lawmakers to eight years in the General Assembly was blocked from the fall ballot on Friday by the Illinois Supreme Court. The state’s highest court declined to hear the case, which had the...
  • Give people the power to shape their state

    Give people the power to shape their state
    The Illinois State Board of Elections made it official Friday: There will be no citizen-initiated amendments on the Nov. 4 ballot. Voters won't be allowed to decide whether to impose term limits on lawmakers. They won't be asked if they want to have...
  • Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena

    Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....
  • IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules

    IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules
    SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs. In...