Anyone who has followed Lake County and region politics is familiar with the silo mentality -- the staunch unwillingness that often occurs when communities have the ability to work together but choose to hold on to "what is theirs." Some cities, towns and political organizations do this even…
SPRINGFIELD | A ban on handheld cell phone use while driving across the state was approved by the House Tuesday.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn gave final approval Tuesday to an extension of Enterprise Zones, offering tax incentives to revitalize former and declining industrial sites across Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD | An Illinois House panel is scheduled to discuss a plan today that could divert more than a billion dollars from local governments to help plug a hole in the state’s underfunded teacher retirement system.
SPRINGFIELD | Although officials claim it could save money over time, Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to consolidate Illinois State Police communication centers will initially cost the cash-strapped state an estimated $15 million.
So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels compared Illinois government to the television show "The Simpsons" while speaking to a Chicago radio station Tuesday morning.
SPRINGFIELD | In four days last week, the Illinois General Assembly was able to push through legislation that has typically been a lightning rod for controversy.
CHICAGO | Rod Blagojevich wondered how much money prominent businessmen -- including one-time U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull -- might be willing to contribute to his campaign in exchange for Barack Obama's Senate seat, the ousted governor's former chief of staff testified Tuesday.
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