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  • Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law

    Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law
    Dozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts. These companies, ranging from...
  • Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Kelly easily wins Democratic race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
  • Fore!

    Fore!
    When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution. One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting. The leaders are...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe

    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
  • Illinois license plate fees to increase by $2 next year

    Illinois license plate fees to increase by $2 next year
    Illinois drivers would have to pay another $2 for their license plate stickers beginning next year under legislation the Senate passed today to help the state take better care of its parks. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn supported the fee hike as a way to...
  • Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law

    Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois drivers will pay $2 more for their license plate stickers next year thanks to a bill Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Friday to pay for better upkeep and care of state parks. The practical effect of the new law is that...
  • Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge

    Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge
    A Democratic state senator running for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old congressional seat suggested Monday that voters should “turn the page” away from the district’s scandal-filled history of representation, even as a rival...
  • Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Democrats can't agree on successor to Jesse Jackson Jr.
    Democratic leaders spent four hours Saturday listening to 16 candidates audition for the party's endorsement to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but were unable to solidify behind one contender.   After 90 minutes of deliberations, South Side...
  • Trotter dropping out of contest to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Trotter dropping out of contest to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
    State Sen. Donne Trotter has told several south suburban officials that he will officially end his bid for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat that Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated last month, sources said Friday. Trotter, 62,...
  • Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill

    Senate sends Quinn DePaul Arena, McCormick Place bill
    The Illinois Senate today sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that will green-light Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul University basketball arena and a hotel. The legislation also includes provision to...
  • Candidates start filing for Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress

    Candidates start filing for Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress
    SPRINGFIELD--Five Democrats filed candidacy petitions this morning to seek the top spot on the ballot in next month's special primary election for the seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr. Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, was first in line, but all candidates...