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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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by Adam Doster
3:52pm
Mon Nov 8, 2010

Can Quinn Convince Lawmakers To Fund Our Future?

Gov. Pat Quinn survived a bitter gubernatorial campaign, earning the privileged opportunity to serve Illinois for a full four-year term. But now, the hard work of governing really begins.

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by Micah Maidenberg
1:57pm
Mon Nov 8, 2010

A Dent In Daley's TIF Program

The weak economy and the city of Chicago's dire fiscal situation has put a dent in Daley's tax increment financing system. We look at where the TIF "surplus" funds are coming from and ask if the lame duck mayor is doing enough.

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by Micah Maidenberg
4:39pm
Wed Nov 3, 2010

Preckwinkle's Moment

Toni Preckwinkle, president-elect of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, has a chance to leave a big imprint on a sprawling government known as both a service provider of last resort for working families and the poor and as a haven for patronage and opaque government practices.

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