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by Adam Doster
12:35pm
Mon Nov 29, 2010

Civil Unions Tops Veto Session Agenda

When the General Assembly reconvenes this week to finish up its annual business, there could be action taken on several high-profile bills.

PI Original
by Micah Maidenberg
3:13pm
Mon Nov 22, 2010

Is Police Redeployment Really On The Table?

Redeploying Chicago Police Department officers to work in areas afflicted by higher levels of crime is a controversial topic. But Chicago can't avoid talking about it any longer.

Quick Hit
by Adam Doster
10:30am
Mon Nov 22, 2010

GOPers Hint At Tax Hike Cooperation

If the General Assembly is going to revamp Illinois' tax structure, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) is asking that Republicans in his chamber agree to help. The most likely candidates to cross the aisle are certainly the five lame-duck representatives who either lost their primary or general-election campaigns or who are retiring.

PI Original
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

Quick Hit
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.

Quick Hit
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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