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Illinois Budget Problems

Illinois Budget Crisis 2010: Big Cuts Coming For Schools, Police, Child Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Gov. Pat Quinn won't discuss his proposal for fixing the state's massive deficit until Wednesday, a top Quinn aide told the Associated Press Mo...

Illinois' $1B Credit Push: Where The Money Is Going

Progress Illinois | Angela Caputo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One month ago, Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias announced that the state would extend $1 billion in credit to local banks to help spur lending ami...

State Hawking Holiday Jewelry On eBay

Chicago Tribune | Mary Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like the remnants of Grandma's safe deposit box. That's sort of the idea behind the Illinois Treasury Department's blo...

Senate Democrats Consider Tax Increase

STLtoday.com | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrats who control the Illinois Senate hinted Thursday that some kind of tax increase may be on the horizon. With the state's backlog of unpaid bi...

The Time is Now

Rep. John Fritchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. John Fritchey

It is the time for ideas aimed at shaping our state for the next generation, rather than for the next election cycle.