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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Durbin, Quinn push for minimum wage increase

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.

March 31, 2014 12:44 pm

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.

March 27, 2014 6:23 pm

Schools, universities wouldn't see big gains under Quinn budget

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to extend the temporary income tax would not translate into big gains for schools and universities next year.

March 26, 2014 4:58 pm
Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

Fracking opponents continue call for ban

SPRINGFIELD | About a dozen opponents of hydraulic fracturing Friday marked the final day of a public comment period on the state's new fracking rules by renewing their call for a complete ban on the controversial oil and gas drilling procedure.

January 03, 2014 4:55 pm

Second lawsuit filed against new pension law

SPRINGFIELD | A group of retired state employees Thursday filed the second of what could be at least four lawsuits seeking to dump the state’s controversial new pension law.

January 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Report: Ill. pension payments up in coming year

SPRINGFIELD | The amount Illinois must pay to keep pace with its pension systems should grow less than 2 percent next year but still total nearly $7 billion, according to a report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2013 8:15 pm

Quinn switches position on corporate loopholes

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.

December 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Quinn's use of Lincoln's desk was indecent

What a sad state our wonderful country has fallen into. Those elected to work for the people have managed to throw all decency aside.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
Marriage amendment lurks at start of new legislative session

Marriage amendment lurks at start of new legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The return of Hoosier lawmakers to the Statehouse on Tuesday was reminiscent of the first day of school after summer break: Representatives and senators caught up with old friends, said hello to colleagues and pushed the buttons on new electronic voting machines.

November 19, 2013 5:15 pm Related
MARC CHASE: Illiana a Northwest Passage? Not in my backyard

MARC CHASE: Illiana a Northwest Passage? Not in my backyard

Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Illiana on fast track, but long overdue

The Illiana Expressway, to be built as a toll road, has the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's* blessing and should be included in the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 transportation plan as well.

November 13, 2013 12:00 am Related
RICH JAMES: Indiana GOP leaders look to be on losing side

RICH JAMES: Indiana GOP leaders look to be on losing side

I drove from Lake County into Porter County the other day.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Illinois rebalancing care for developmental disabilities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Illinois rebalancing care for developmental disabilities

Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took office, Illinois institutionalized more people than any other state in the nation. We are now changing under the direction of the governor to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in Illinois.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: One agency down, one to go for Illiana

Thursday's vote on the Illiana Expressway by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's policy committee shows CMAP can look beyond Chicago interests and examine what's in the best interest of the entire metropolitan area.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am

Quinn underlines support for Illiana Expressway

TINLEY PARK | Gov. Pat Quinn declared himself an ally of Chicago's south suburbs Monday, offering municipalities road repair funds while also reiterating his support for the Illiana Expressway project.

October 14, 2013 5:00 pm
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