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New Year Rings In, New Fees Ring Up

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As of January 1 in Chicago, it's out with the old and in with the new—fees that is. 2013 marks the start of a new crop of fees for Cook County r...

Sears Leaving Illinois? Company In Talks With Two Other Locations

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Sears Holding Corp. said Wednesday that it is talking with two prospective destinations for its headquarters even as it talks ...

Illinois Toll Rates Nearly Doubled By Board-Approved Hike

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Tollway board voted nearly unanimously Thursday to approve a nearly 88 percent toll hike intended to fund a $12 billion, 15-year road con...

Toll Hike On The Way For Illinois Drivers?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

While Illinois' tolls already leave drivers digging deep into their pockets, the state's Toll Highway Authority Thursday announced a proposed toll inc...

CEO: 'Caterpillar Is Here To Stay'

AP | By ZACHARY COLMAN | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Illinois is facing growing concerns among business leaders that its policies hurt the companies that drive its economy, the head ...

WATCH: After Tax Hike, Las Vegas Coming After Illinois Businesses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new ad airing in Illinois is asking businesses in the state to try their luck elsewhere -- in Las Vegas, to be specific. The 30-second spot was m...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Ridiculous State Budget Cutting Ideas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Taking a break from the national budget crisis, Jon Stewart used a segment of "The Daily Show" this week to discuss some local budget woes. In the s...

Illinois Tax Hike Happening: Quinn Signs Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday that temporarily raises Illinois income taxes by two-thirds, risking a political ...

Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps Towards Responsible Budget

Dan Lesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Lesser

Slowly, the conventional wisdom that revenue increases are not possible during an election year is being whittled away.

Former Governor Jim Edgar Talks Budget Crisis, Calls Bill Brady's Budget Ideas 'Naive'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar spoke on WBEZ's "Eight Forty Eight" Tuesday morning about the budget crisis in Illinois. While offering his opinion...

Laurence Msall Of Civic Federation: Without Tax Increase, 'Very Massive Cuts' Needed To Balance Budget (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Laurence Msall of the Civic Federation, a non-partisan budget watchdog, told NBC Chicago on Wednesday that the state could balance its budget without ...

Gov. Pat Quinn Announces Tax Raise In Rambling 'State Of The State'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a meandering, largely improvised address at 12pm Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced new tax hikes, outlined jobs creation programs, a...

Quinn Reveals $1 Billion In Budget Cuts, Layoffs

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn used his new authority over the state budget on Friday to reduce spending cuts for programs that help abused children a...

Help! I'm Being Nibbled to Death by Ducks

Dan Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Rosenthal

Our esteemed legislators in Springfield are getting their ducks in a row this week and when they're done, we'll be in for a nibbling like we never imagined.

State GOP Leader: Quinn Acting Like Blagojevich Over Budget

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Republican leader Christine Radogno called it "morally unacceptable" for Gov. Pat Quinn to instill panic over threatened budg...

Quinn, Top Lawmakers Meeting Again To Try Solve Budget Impasse

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn and top lawmakers are headed into another round of budget negotiations amid dire warnings of massive service cuts. Qui...

Lisa Madigan, Other State Officials Staying Mum On Tax Hike

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- As the governor and legislators struggle to balance the state budget, Illinois' other statewide elected officials are largel...

Quinn Accuses Fellow Democrats Of Hurting The Poor (VIDEO)

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Eager to build support for an income tax increase to avoid deep budget cuts, Gov. Pat Quinn is resorting to a strategy his predecessor...

Quinn Promises 'Humane' But 'No Frills' Budget After Lawmakers Reject Income Tax Hike

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's confident Illinois will ultimately end up with a "humane" budget, but he cautions that it will be a...

Quinn Tweaks Tax Plan To Court Votes

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday rejected appeals for their help in raising taxes to fill the state's massive budget defici...

Quinn: Approve Tax Increase Or Face 'Doomsday Budget'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- After 100 days on the job, Gov. Pat Quinn knows the next three weeks could matter the most. That's how long Quinn has before the legi...

Mark Kirk Tax Shooting: The Complete Statement (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Congressman Mark Kirk was excoriated for saying that Illinoisans are so angry over Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed income tax hike that they're "...

Quinn's Tax Plan Would Hike Cost Of Shampoo, Store-Bought Starbucks And Iced Tea Drinks

Daily Herald | Nicole Milstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinoisans suffering from dry, flaky scalps and chafing rashes could soon find themselves paying a bit more for shampoos and lotions on store shelves...

Illinois Tax Increase: Quinn Weighing Nearly Two-Dollar-A-Pack Cigarette Tax, Sales Tax Holiday

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Smokers, drivers and many Illinois workers would be asked to pony up more money to balance the state budget under a plan being considered by Gov. Pat ...

Blagojevich On Quinn Tax Plan: I Told You So

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a message for the people of Illinois: I told you so. Blagojevich released a statement Friday attacking his replacemen...