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State Considering $2.5 Billion Bond Deal To Catch Up On Bill Backlog

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

April 10 (Reuters) - Illinois would add $2.5 billion to its credit card balance to pay old bills--including $2 billion owed to Medicaid providers--u...

WATCH: State Lawmakers Sing, Dance At Bizarre Downstate Benefit

Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago

No, this is not a news tip from The Onion: A group of Illinois state lawmakers, headed by state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park), starred in a musical...

Tax Cuts For Corporations Could Be Approved Tuesday

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Though a proposal that would have drastically cut the state income taxes of CME Group, CBOE Holdings and Sears Holdings Corp. stalled in the Illinois ...

Governor Pat Quinn's "Open Primary" Push Is Fish Food

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Under current Illinois law, a voter must declare a party affiliation before voting in the primary, which is then recorded as a public record. Pat Quinn's "open primary" plan would change that.

Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

The Sporadically Honorable Gentleman From Illinois (or, "Mr. Burris Goes Out to Lunch")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"...and here you are, sir: hamburger, medium-rare, and fries. You're sure you don't want anything to drink?"


The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In an unprecedented action, the Illinois House voted 114-0 to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich Friday. Rep. Milton Patterson (D-Chicago) was the lone vote...

Impeachment Panel Orders Disclosure Of All Blagojevich Donors

Bloomberg | Joe Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A panel of Illinois lawmakers considering the impeachment of Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered his campaign committee to turn over the names of every d...

Blagojevich To Taxpayers: Pay My Bill

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants taxpayers to pay for the high-profile defense lawyer he hired to represent him in state lawmakers impeachment...

Illinois Speaker Madigan Discusses Blagojevich Scandal, Impeachment (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The resolution to create an impeachment committee passed the House unanimously, 113-0 --- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan took the fi...