Battle over Obama library takes turn for the absurd

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Illinois, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The debate over a $100 million Barack Obama Presidential Library has taken a political turn for the absurd.

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IL city embodies divide among rich, poor states

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  Featured, Illinois, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Bloomington is a fine community, halfway between Chicago and St. Louis, home to nearly 120,000 people and the embodiment of the latest “Rich States, Poor States” report.

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Lawmaker not surprised Illinois paying millions in Medicaid for dead people

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Illinois, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When politics trump prudence, you get Illinois paying $12 million in Medicaid bills for dead people.

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Keep your promise, IL policy group tells lawmakers

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Illinois, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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When Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol in late April they will begin, in earnest, work on a new state budget.

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Illinois lawmakers again look to Chicago casino as revenue jackpot

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Featured, Illinois, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When you’re hungry, even a three-day-old banana and sardine sandwich looks good. And when you are as broke as Illinois, the promise of billions of dollars from a Chicago casino looks amazing.
“Macau, I believe, is the gaming capital of the world. If I’m not mistaken their revenues last [...]

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