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1 hr ago | Chicago Sun-Times

Judge Harris spends $1M for appeals court bid - 5 times the salary

Landing a position on the Illinois appeals court now comes with a bigger price tag, newly released campaign finance reports show.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sullivan, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

5 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Metra releases index cards dubbed 'patronage files'

Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians - a virtual who's who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected former U.S. senator.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Legal Record

All Aboard

State officials last week announced a $233 million state capital investment to restart Amtrak service between Chicago and Rockford beginning next year.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL, Huntley, IL, Belvidere, IL, US Governors

The Windsor Star

Petcoke fight spreads throughout Great Lakes region

A front-end loader works to move a pile of petroleum coke at the Detroit Harbour on March 30, 2013.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, US Governors, Detroit, MI, River Rouge, MI

The Wichita Eagle

GOP's Rauner raised $9M in first quarter of 2014

Rauner's campaign released its first-quarter fundraising total on Tuesday. The release came ahead of a midnight deadline for candidates to file full campaign finance reports with the state.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Wichita, KS

Patch.com

Glenview Getting $1M for Shermer Road Bike Path

Glenview is getting $1,067,950 to build a two-mile off road bike path to connect several existing trails The money is part of $52.7 million in community transportation funding that Gov. Pat Quinn recently announced.

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Related Topix: Glenview, IL, US Governors, Northbrook, IL, Techny, IL

Daily Herald

Illinois House panel plans daylong gambling hearing

The morning session will focus on a plan by Rep. Bob Rita to create a large casino in Chicago, but none elsewhere.

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My FOX Chicago

CTU praises Ald. Fioretti`s commuter tax proposal

An alderman, who first told FOX 32 News about his city income tax proposal two weeks ago, offered new details Monday and won praise from the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Roosevelt University, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Free Press

Ask the Editor

I heard Illinois passed a new law allowing gun owners like me to carry in public.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Wilmington, IL

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois House orders new audit of anti-violence spending under Quinn

Illinois House members have ordered up a deeper financial dive into the remnants of Gov. Pat Quinn's scandal-tainted Neighborhood Recovery Initiative after a damning state audit in February found the now-disbanded program was beset by "pervasive" mismanagement.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Governors, Homewood, IL, Evanston, IL, Cook County, IL

Illinoisreview

IRS data shows Chicago property tax hike plan will drive away people and prosperity

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Pension, Personal Finance, US Governors

My FOX Chicago

Quinn to tour state promoting housing program

Quinn spoke in Chicago on Monday in the first of four planned appearances around the state to urge people to take advantage of "Welcome Home Illinois" that offers homebuyers $7,500 for a down payment and interest rates as low as 3.75 percent for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Governors, Rod Blagojevich

Patch.com

Grayslake Awarded Federal Funds for Pedestrian Access Improvements on Route 83

The following information comes from a Office of the Governor Pat Quinn press release.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Grayslake, IL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Richard Durbin, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat

Daily Herald

Fox Valley Park District awarded $400,000 grant for Copley I Park

The Fox Valley Park District has been awarded a $400,000 grant by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the redevelopment of Copley I Park near downtown Aurora.

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Related Topix: Aurora, IL, US Governors

Belleville News Democrat

Direct support workers also pushing for higher wages

In Illinois, direct support workers -- who provide daily care to those with developmental disabilities -- have not had a raise in seven years.

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Related Topix: Illinois, New Lenox, IL, US Governors, Lebanon, IL, Mascoutah, IL

Patch.com

Homewood, Flossmoor to Receive State Funds for Road Repairs

The state will provide more than $1.2 million to area municipalities, to cover repairs needed on local streets.

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Related Topix: Flossmoor, IL, Weather, US Governors, Homewood, IL, Chicago Heights, IL

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Daily Vidette

Normal projects in Quinn's plan

Illinois will spend less next fiscal year on roads, rails and airport construction projects Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday night.

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Belleville News Democrat

State announces $4.7 million for bike, pedestrian trails in metro-east

The state plans to invest more than $4.7 million in bike and pedestrian trails in the metro-east as part of a federally-funded program encouraging transportation-related projects, according to the office of Governor Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Richard Durbin, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Illinois, Madison County, IL, Madison, IL

Washington Times

Closer Look: Tough tax votes loom in Illinois

Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to raise taxes to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year.

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The Courier-News

Metra will log all communication intended to influence hiring

Metra board members Friday unanimously approved a "sweeping" new reporting procedure intended to discourage back-door attempts to influence Metra personnel decisions.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Champaign, IL

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