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by Adam Doster
1:32pm
Thu Nov 18, 2010

Signs Of Progress In Springfield

During the first three days of Illinois' fall veto session, the wheels started to turn on a few initiatives that are critically important to the moral and economic health of the state.

Quick Hit
by Micah Maidenberg
11:48am
Thu Nov 18, 2010

TIF Projects, Contingency, And Mayoral Power

In recent weeks, we've been tracking how outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's now-ratified decision to declare $180 million of the city's tax increment financing dollars as surplus is affecting other local

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by Adam Doster
11:23am
Wed Nov 17, 2010

Schakowsky's Deficit Plan Is Serious

Back in the summer, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) told Think Progress that President Obama's 18-member deficit commission, of which she is a member, was destined to fail because conservatives refuse to consider any tax hikes. That seems likely.

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by Adam Doster
3:08pm
Tue Nov 16, 2010

What's Gotten Into The Ricketts?

The owners of the Chicago Cubs need to fix up Wrigley Field and they are looking for the bankrupt state of Illinois to help.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
12:20pm
Mon Nov 15, 2010

Rumblings Under The Capitol Dome

On the eve of the state legislature's fall veto session, which we previewed last week, lawmakers and stakeholders in Springfield are racing to build support for some important -- and often controversial -- pieces of legislation.

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by Micah Maidenberg
2:00pm
Fri Nov 12, 2010

School Districts Versus Cities On TIF Policy

How will Chicago Public Schools close the daunting $700 million budget shortfall projected for next school year?

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by Adam Doster
12:32pm
Fri Nov 12, 2010

The Math Behind A Tax Increase

Tax reform advocates in Illinois all have one question on their minds: how do we get to 60.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
1:39pm
Thu Nov 11, 2010

Previewing The Springfield Veto Session

When the state legislature reconvenes for its fall veto session next week, political observers expect to see several major bills debated under the Capitol Dome. Here's a primer on what could go down.

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