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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Pat Quinn sought advice for his income-tax-property-tax plan from what might seem an unusual source: Former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar. Quinn said Edgar was surprised when Quinn called him Tuesday to pick his brain about extending the income tax …

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[28 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

The real Fair Tax has been around a while, and it’s just the opposite of Harmon’s definition. Again, he spins and spins and spins. Objections abound from Fair Taxers from around the country in Wed. Journal comments, as here, ripped from the online pages of the Wednesday Journal: . . . .   Read the […]

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

From the CSU Faculty Voice
The circumstances of this suit differ dramatically from those revealed in the recent Crowley case. Vice President of Administration and Finance Glenn Meeks alleges his firing occurred because he brought a number of, unseemly at best and possibly illegal at worst, Watson practices to the attention of former Chicago State Board of Trustees Gary Rozier on October 31, 2012 and told Rozier he (Meeks) would report his concerns to the Illinois Inspector General’s Office if the board did nothing. Ultimately, in February-March 2013, the board attempted …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

I was appalled hear the views of the Chicago City Council about banning plastic bags from the City of Chicago. This is the 21st century and we need to be concerned about our environment and the state of our landfills. They are afraid that businesses …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

The MAP financial aid program received $373 million for the current fiscal year, but with rising tuition costs only about half of qualified students who apply receive the grants. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, which oversees the program …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

… Illinois State Universities Retirement System, Champaign, $1.5 billion; Illinois State Employees’ Retirement System, Springfield, $1.1 billion; Illinois Judges’ Retirement System Springfield, $133.9 million; and Illinois General Assembly Retirement …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Sosnowski faulted Quinn for dismantling a successful effort to thwart fraud and abuse in the Medicaid system. The program, Sosnowski said, “found thousands and thousands of people receiving Medicaid that should not have been getting it. This hurts …