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Clout StPosted by Ray Long at 12:01 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn said today he will sign a major income tax increase as soon as it hits his desk and rejected criticism that he had misled taxpayers by saying during his campaign......
The neighborhoods that gave the nation its first black president are supplying another set of Democratic political leaders whose growing influence can be felt from City Hall to the County Building to the state Capitol. The new crew continues the...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 6:07 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- It took little more than 12 minutes for House Democrats today to hold their only hearing on a plan to redraw the state’s congressional boundaries for the next decade, sending to......
Clout StPosted by Ray Long and Michelle Manchir at 3:46 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats today failed to muster enough votes to put on the November ballot a new set of ground rules for how lawmakers redraw their district boundaries after......
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson and Ray Long at 12:05 a.m.; last updated at 1:16 a.m. with roll call SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate today approved a $26.1 billion operations budget after working into the early morning hours with Democrats and......
Clout StPosted by Michelle Manchir at 10:45 a.m. SPRINGFIELD — Smokers would pay $1 more a pack in state cigarette taxes under a proposal advancing in the General Assembly today. A House panel approved an increase in the state cigarette tax......
Clout StPosted by Michelle Manchir, Ray Long, Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson at 7:50 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — As lawmakers try to cobble together a budget before their Memorial Day deadline, House Democrats on Monday started exploring two backup options on the......
Clout StPosted by Ray Long and Michelle Manchir at 5:07 p.m.; last updated at 10:45 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led House passed legislation tonight to borrow $4 billion to cover payments for the state pension system and cobble together a shaky......
Clout StPresident Barack Obama delivers remarks at Ford's Torrence Avenue assembly plant on Chicago's South Side on Thursday. Ford will go into production later this year with a more fuel efficient Explorer SUV adding a second shift and 1,200 new jobs.......
Clout StPosted by Ray Long at 12:44 p.m.; last updated at 1:41 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- State lawmakers today approved legislation that would put new restrictions on a much-criticized, century-old legislative scholarship program in which the perks sometimes went to...
Tribune staff reportersThe day after New Year's 1996, operatives for Barack Obama filed into a barren hearing room of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. There they began the tedious process of challenging hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state...
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