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Infographic: The State of the State of Illinois in 2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.25.2017 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday delivers his second State of the State Address in the Illinois House chamber at the Capitol. In his first address last...

6 Answers to Illinois Credit Rating Questions

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.25.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When Moody's Investors Service downgraded Illinois' credit rating in October, Illinois earned not only the distinction of having the lowest credit score of any state (it had had that for some time) but also became the first state to receive a rating below single-A. But what does that mean and how can Illinois get out of last place?

How Chicago and Illinois Are Trying to Keep Up With Explosive Growth in Ride-Sharing, Fantasy Sports

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.30.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This week Illinois saw some examples of technology moving faster than government's ability to define and regulate it. In Chicago, the city budget add...

How Boehner's 'False Prophets' Warning Could Apply to Rauner and Madigan

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.28.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Boehner is leaving because he can't reconcile with hardliners within his caucus who view any effort toward compromise with the Obama White House as capitulation.

Meet Illinois' New State Comptroller, Leslie Munger

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.13.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Until her run against Sente last year, Munger was a political unknown. And while she now controls the state's checkbook, she remains the lowest profile of the state's six constitutional officers.

Illinois GOP's Money Transfers Demand Some Answers

Doug Ibendahl | Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago
Doug Ibendahl

The Illinois Republican Party's latest financial disclosure report filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections demands some answers from State Party Chairman Pat Brady and other party officials.