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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...

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...

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...

Senate Democrats Consider Tax Increase | 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...

State Facing $4 Billion Bill Backlog: Comptroller

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state of Illinois' backlog of unpaid bills has climbed to nearly $4 billion - the largest total in state history. Comptroller Daniel Hynes warned...

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.