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Rauner Presses Lawmakers To Reach 'Grand Compromise' On Budget

CHICAGO (CBS) — As state lawmakers head into the home stretch of the spring session, Gov. Bruce Rauner is urging them to approve a budget, along with pro-business reforms he has been seeking. 220 more words

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Praise for President Obama’s Recent Civics Lessons 

Frank Bruni, a New York Times columnist, has high praise for President Obama’s commencement address at Howard University that was covered in a prior post. 666 more words

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Rauner Encouraged By Progress Of 'Budgeteers' In Springfield

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner said a group of lawmakers trying to craft a budget deal seems to be making good progress, and he’s encouraged about possibly reaching what he calls a “grand compromise.” 319 more words

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During Debates, Illinois Lawmakers Playing Video Games

(CBS) — Springfield, the capital of Illinois, is where all the state’s work is supposed to get done.

Even with all the disagreements, one would expect lawmakers to at least by trying to reach a deal on a budget. 152 more words

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Another Civics Lesson from President Obama at the Illinois General Assembly

On February 10, 2016–the ninth anniversary of his announcement that he was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination[1]–President Barack Obama returned to the Illinois General Assembly, where he had served as a state senator. 2,010 more words

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Friends Of The Parks Opposes Emanuel's Compromise Plan For Lucas Museum

CHICAGO (CBS) — Despite agreeing to temporarily halt their lawsuit challenging the original plan for “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ lakefront museum, Friends of the Parks said Tuesday it would oppose any plan to put the museum along Lake Michigan, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed compromise at McCormick Place. 537 more words

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

State Rep. Lou Lang has proposed a brilliant and fair plan to help the state of Illinois dig itself out of its multi-billion dollar debt. Change the state’s fixed income tax rate for everyone and replace it with a scaled tax that actually reduces the state tax for most taxpayers, those earning under $200,000, and slightly raising it for everyone else. 654 more words

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