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2 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Vote expected to make permanent Illinois' 2011 temporary income hike

A member of House Speaker Mike Madigan's leadership team says there will be a vote to raise taxes before the Legislature adjourns this spring.

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Let the jockeying for the Obama museum begin.

President Obama has more than two years left in the White House, but that hasn't stopped a scramble over the possible location of his presidential library from starting.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force, Sports

10 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the... Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Michelle Obama, Prison

14 hrs ago | Roll Call

Ratings Change: Illinois' 10th District

Illinois' 10th District was drawn by Democrats to elect a Democrat, and it did just that in 2012 when Brad Schneider defeated GOP Rep. Robert Dold.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Barack Obama, Representative Robert Dold, US Senate, Republican, Illinois

15 hrs ago | WNDU-TV South Bend

Chicago mayor urges Illinois to OK $100M for Obama museum

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to the city.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

16 hrs ago | Washington Times

IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Illinois.

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20 hrs ago | Townhall

Don't Dump Pennsylvania's Governor

Despite the Marcellus Shale boom that's turned Pennsylvania into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, the Keystone State's current fiscal condition is almost as dire as New Jersey's.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Illinois, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

Yesterday | KFVS12

Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue

Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Herald

Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment

Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Illinois, Alcoholism, Medicine, Health

Daily Chronicle

Metra files reveal years of political patronage

Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area's Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illinois' most well-known politicians routinely recommended job candidates.

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WIFR

Illinois Strip Club Tax Brings In Less Revenue

Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.

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WIFR

IDNR Asks For Help to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly

More Information: Many communities hold native plant sales during the spring. Additionally, the IDNR annually offers a Schoolyard Habitat Grant Program.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Entomology, Science

The Huffington Post

Judge Upholds Corruption Charges Against Arkansas Treasurer

A federal judge Tuesday upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, saying prosecutors proved she illegally influenced interstate commerce and rejecting her argument that the case against her should have been heard by state authorities.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois

Daily Herald

Illinois Tea Party members call for GOP mutiny

State Rep. Jeanne Ives applauded the efforts of Tea Party members to shake up the GOP Tuesday, but she focused most of her remarks on safe criticism of Illinois Democrats.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, St. Charles, IL

Tue Apr 15, 2014

ABC7 Chicago

I-Team: Illinois Poison Center hotline's cry for help

The ABC7 I-Team investigates claims by the country's oldest poison hotline that it's being forced out of business.

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Norwalk Citizen News

Church: No evidence of abuse by reinstated priest

The Archdiocese of Chicago has returned a priest to active ministry after the Cook County Sheriff's Department concluded there's no evidence the man sexually abused a minor nearly 20 years ago.

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It's My Mind

Sun-Times: State Rep. admits to FBI he screwed up over bribe

Here's the sad thing about this story . In 2012, not long after his arrest the Illinois House of Representatives voted to expell Derrick Smith from that chamber.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Politics, US News, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat

InsiderOnline

Budget Solutions 2015: Keeping Promises to Taxpayers and Turning Around Illinois

The 2015 fiscal year marks a long-awaited milestone for Illinoisans: taxpayers are less than one year away from tax relief.

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Northwest Herald

Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

Gov. Pat Quinn talks about the new state Welcome Home Illinois loan program for first-time homeowners during a news conference Monday at a home listed for sale in Moline.

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Lincoln Daily News

Illinois millionaires' tax dies, but other tax plans very much alive

Democratic lawmakers have - albeit reluctantly - dropped a plan to tax people with seven-figure incomes, yet two other tax plans are very much alive.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Tax, Pat Quinn, US Governors

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