SPRINGFIELD | Less than nine months after floating a plan to pay down the state's massive backlog of bills by closing corporate loopholes, Gov. Pat Quinn has come up with another use for the money.
The Illinois General Assembly's failure to enact meaningful public employee pension reform is shameful.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly will wait until next year to decide whether to send a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions to voters for ratification.
SPRINGFIELD | Despite high hopes from Gov. Pat Quinn, a push to overhaul the state’s massively underfunded employee retirement systems by a Wednesday deadline remains a tough sell.
The fate of proposed casinos for Chicago and the south suburbs, and their potential to drain gamblers and local tax revenue away from Northwest Indiana, rests in the hands of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
Gov. Mitch Daniels likely would be on board should state lawmakers authorize land-based gaming in response to expected increased casino competition from Illinois. "I'm open-minded about that," Daniels said last week.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels likely would be on board should state lawmakers authorize land-based gaming in response to expected increased casino competition from Illinois.
So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Depending on whom you ask, the new state spending plan either spends too much, spends too little or is just right.
NWI communities and the state of Indiana could lose up to 15 percent of their gaming tax revenue if Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs pending legislation permitting new casinos in Chicago and the south suburbs, according to industry expert.
CHICAGO | A majority of voters oppose the gambling expansion bill recently approved by the Illinois General Assembly, according to a survey by the Chicago Crime Commission.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Construction across Illinois is in no danger of stopping, or even slowing down this summer.
SPRINGFIELD | A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | There are enough projects and enough workers, but there is not enough money to begin all of the work in Illinois' statewide construction program this summer.
The most vocal supporter of a proposed south suburban airport near Peotone is publicly opposing a former colleague's apparent bid to be named head of the state's transportation department.
CHICAGO | As Republican governors across the U.S. gain momentum with conservative agendas, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has stood out for signing a string of laws over the past three months achieving longstanding liberal goals: abolishing the death penalty, legalizing civil unions and raising inc…
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' Senate president expects to have a new dollar-per-pack tax on cigarettes soon, but other lawmakers in Springfield are not so sure.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, one of the 40 Indiana House Democrats boycotting legislative sessions in Indianapolis, turned up at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD | Local school districts could get hit with a multimillion dollar bill under a pension cost-shifting plan being floated by a top state Democrat.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a plan Thursday to reassert its authority over the executive branch.
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