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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.

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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.

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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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by Adam Doster
1:37pm
Tue Nov 9, 2010

Tax Hike Politics In Springfield

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) isn't convinced that Gov. Pat Quinn's income tax plan is smart policy. The message "is not only an increase in the tax for education funding," he told Crain's Greg Hinz yesterday.

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