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Soleimani has acted as a key adviser to Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces - an umbrella group of Mostly Shiite militia forces sanctioned by the Iraqi government - in the fight against IS since 2014. The Iraqi official, speaking on condition of ...
Two years into Illinois' budget wars, Jeff Gripp has some advice for Gov. Bruce Rauner.
To date, PTAC has helped to bring over $2 billion in government contracts to small businesses in southern Illinois, money responsible for job creation and business growth.
Program in Illinois That Serves the Poor Gets $1.1 Million. The Early Head Start program at the children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois is getting more than $1.1 million from the federal government. | May 26, 2017, at 10:55 p.m.. MORE.
Along with people leaving the state, there's also a problem in attracting new residents, said Jim Nowlan, a former Illinois legislator and senior fellow at the University of Illinois' Institute of government and Public Affairs. "When I was a kid ...
Our government and political system are broken. You know what else most Illinoisans agree on? How to fix our state. The Illinois Policy Institute recently commissioned a statewide poll that surveyed likely Illinois voters. More than half of respondents ...
Salem and Centralia City Hall will be closed and trash pickup next week will be one day late in each community. Yard and landscape waste collection in Centralia will also be one day late, while in Salem it will remain on its regular Tuesday and ...
prev. next. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Legislation aimed at reducing the cost of workers' compensation insurance for Illinois employers has won Senate approval. ... Daniel Biss creates a government insurance company to compete in the policy-writing market.
Legislation aimed at reducing the cost of workers' compensation insurance for Illinois employers has won Senate approval.
he asks early in Joe Piscatella's documentary. The comment, both earnest and mocking, is typical of Wong and such youthful allies as Derek Lam.
Less than an hour after Democrats in the Illinois State Senate endorsed a budget that would raise income taxes, they voted to become the only state in the nation ...
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is calling on state policymakers to seize an historic opportunity. They can settle the unsettling stint of gridlock in Illinois government by reaching a compromise on a budget that includes essential reforms to promote ...
... state into the ground over the past few decades. Among the reasons Illinois has one of the highest property tax burdens in the country, Rauner said, is because of insider politics.
Abdul H. Muhammad of Chicago leads about 15 marchers from across Illinois along Route 66 between Lexington and Towanda on Wednesday as they march from Chicago to Springfield calling for a state budget that would close corporate tax loopholes and ...
Passing the Illinois Senate on 5-17-17 and pending in the House, Senate Bill 7 would authorize a Chicago Casino Development Authority as a government unto itself via a "perpetual" license with all owned or "leased" property tax exempt. CCDA is ...
Passing the Illinois Senate on May 17 and pending in the House, Senate Bill 7 would authorize a Chicago Casino Development Authority as a government unto itself via a "perpetual" license, with all owned or leased property tax-exempt. CCDA is ...
Early in my life of parenting, I discovered a primary and indisputable pearl of wisdom: self-government is learned through parental discipline.
Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, discusses changes in the tax-increase package on Tuesday in Springfield.
The Better government Association, or BGA, an Illinois government watchdog, recently said Illinois government is lean, with no meaningful options for spending cuts.
That decidedly has not been the case with many of the largest pension funds in Illinois, where government officials have spent decades skimping on money they owed to cover the employer share of retirement benefits for public workers.
We hope you'll next explore how to make Illinois government as good at delivering services, and as efficient at spending revenues, as your own businesses are.
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of editorials put together by the State Journal-Register in Springfield that detail the decline presided over by state government in Illinois. It's sometimes said Illinois has a revenue problem. But that's ...
It's sometimes said Illinois has a revenue problem. But that's only half of the problem - the state also has a long history of reckless spending.
Chicago (AP) - Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex-abuse cases, a change prosecutors and a victim of former U.S.
Chicago (AP) - Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases through legislation passed with support from a victim of imprisoned former U.S.
Bruce Rauner speaks to members of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce in Belleville, Ill. Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of Illinois as he tries to negotiate the budget with the Legislature's top ...
In this 2016 file photo, Scott Cross (left), a victim of sexual abuse by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, reacts as Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan testifies before members of the Illinois Senate in Chicago. Illinois is set to eliminate the ...
Illinois is one of 16 states trying to join a federal lawsuit in hopes of preserving part of the Affordable Care Act.
(AP) - The Legislature in Barack Obama's home state has decided to honor the 44th president's birthday. A plan to mark Obama's August 4 birthday as an honorary holiday gained approval 87-0 in the Illinois House Friday. The state Senate endorsed the ...
Some government workers need it to avoid seeing their future pension checks slashed. Others want more control over their retirements.
Yet personal income is growing faster here than in Illinois: "And one of the biggest differences between the two states is that Indiana's government has spent the past decade focused on economic growth and job creation, while Illinois' has not ...
Ex-Congressman From Illinois Seeks Delay in fraud Trial. Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Schock have asked a judge to delay his July trial until January, arguing that the government still hasn't handed over all evidence in the Illinois Republican's case ...
The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Illinois high school Association has no obligation to release internal documents.
The Senate previously voted in favor of the same proposal but that version of the bill was tied to approximately a dozen other bills formulated as a "grand bargain" intended to break the Illinois government's ongoing impasse over the lack of a budget ...
A handful of reporters can't cover all of the dysfunction of the Illinois government, a government oversight group's leader told a media gathering recently.
On a per capita basis, no state government employs fewer people than Illinois. No state picks up a smaller percentage of local education bills.
Lisa Madigan says she'll run for a fifth term as attorney general. She has done little to fight public corruption in Illinois.
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A company led by Chris Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, retained the services of House Speaker Mike Madigan's property tax law firm, documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests suggest.
SPRINGFIELD - Major portions of what is supposed to be the bipartisan "grand bargain" budget compromise won Illinois Senate approval Wednesday in a largely partisan manner, setting off more maneuvering as lawmakers attempt to avoid a third ...
And Illinois' most vulnerable need it to protect funding for the core government services crowded out by rising pension costs.
The Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/2rqlPfh ) she is the Smart/Maher veterans of Foreign wars Illinois Citizenship education teacher.
New numbers from the Illinois comptroller's office show that Illinois' unpaid bill backlog has climbed to more than $14 billion.
(AP) - A Democrat running for Illinois governor in 2018 is calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. J.B. Pritzker said in a statement Wednesday the House of Representatives should begin impeachment proceedings.
The disagreement has left Illinois without an annual budget since summer 2015, longer than any state has gone in memory. The state will end the fiscal year June 30 nearly $6 billion in debt, and on Wednesday, overdue bills hit $14.3 billion for the ...
(AP) - A Democrat running for Illinois governor in 2018 is calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. J.B. Pritzker said in a statement Wednesday the House of Representatives should begin impeachment proceedings.
Official government data show Illinois is losing more people, on net, to out-migration than any other state regionally, and half of Illinois' out-migration losses in 2015 went to other Midwestern states, rather than the sun Belt.3 Even after adjusting ...
The cost for public notices is minimal to each unit of government, usually less than a 10th of a percent of the budget. Legislation that took effect five years ago goes further.
State Senator Daniel Biss' measure to bring small donor matching to Illinois to ensure government better reflects the people it serves advanced out of the Illinois Senate Tuesday. "Everyone who is frustrated today by the influence that corporations and ...
In a new brief, NASCIO said blockchain - now the subject of five pilots by the state of Illinois - may be a game changer.


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