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  • Politics aside, let's focus on the budget

    Politics aside, let's focus on the budget
    While political polarization has been the focus of the budget process in Springfield, what Illinois families want to know is how this will affect their everyday lives. Many citizens — business leaders, human service providers, educators, seniors — are telling lawmakers and the governor to choose revenue to avoid deep cuts that would grievously harm children, families, communities and the economy.
  • Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success

    Family, Not Government, Is Key To Success
    In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called "Moynihan's Scissors": Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors' blades. The descending line charted the decline in the minority male unemployment rate. The...

    Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws

    Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws
    Victims of domestic violence face eviction from their apartments under crime-free housing laws for repeatedly calling police to report abusive spouses, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. In response to those concerns, state...

    Medicaid expansion is a huge boon

    Illinois’ decision to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program is a huge financial boon for the state. It fills a historic gap in Medicaid by covering the poorest Illinoisans who have historically been left out of the program. This means they can...

    Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law

    Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law
    Most businesses in Illinois will soon be required by law to adopt a retirement savings plan for employees, under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Sunday. The law requires all businesses in operation for at least two years and that have at least...