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Illinois Budget Battles: “This is Simply Embarrassing.”
There's been a lot of talk over the last year about Illinois' lack of a state budget, and a lot of finger-pointing between the political parties over the continuing impasse. Very few things illustrate the disconnect between the majority and minority parties as well as an exchange between legislators…
What We’ve Paid Illinois Lawmakers for No Budget
If you're keeping score, it's been about 10 months since we've had a state budget here in Illinois. Funding for many, many things has been put on indefinite hold, but House, Senate, and leadership salaries keep getting paid, along with stipends for House and Senate leadership.
Most Illinois House and Senate Races Uncontested
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
Eleven months before Election Day, more than half of state legislative elections may have already been decided.
Of the 158 House and Senate races in 2016, 81 currently have only one candidate. University of Illinois Springfield political science professor Kent Re…
Potential Dem Senate Candidate Criticizes Duckworth, Durbin
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
A potential Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race isn't shy about criticizing members of his own party, including U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is exploring the possibility of entering the race, saying he can …
Sen. Kirk to Donald Trump: ‘Shut Up’
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has two words of advice for Donald Trump, and only one if he’s speaking Spanish.
“There’s a good Spanish word…callate, to Trump, which is ‘shut up,'” Kirk said...
Property Tax Hearings Convened in Springfield
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
A day of learning about property taxes – for spectators looking for entertainment, perhaps the equivalent of spinach? – featured some side dishes from the governor and the speaker of the House.
The Illinois Senate convened a “committee of the …

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