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  • Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics

    Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics
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  • Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure

    Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday joined their House counterparts in displaying a united front against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's legislative wish list, blocking his plan to overhaul the workers' compensation system and voting down his proposed budget...

    Illinois Supreme Court to hear $10B Philip Morris appeal

    Illinois Supreme Court to hear $10B Philip Morris appeal
    The fate of a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against the nation's largest cigarette maker is in the hands of justices at the Illinois Supreme Court, who heard oral arguments Tuesday in Philip Morris USA's appeal to have the on-again, off-again...

    Reversing course in Illinois

    Reversing course in Illinois
    The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century's most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average...

    The great school funding con game

    Ladies and gentlemen, friends and neighbors, boys and girls, you are about to witness the ability of human beings to believe almost anything (the willingness to suspend their disbelief, as thespians refer to it) in order to reach a conclusion that...