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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

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Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday issued an ultimatum in his battle with the General Assembly over school funding, demanding that legislative leaders send Senate Bill 1 to his desk by noon Monday. Rauner said that if legislative leaders do not do that, he will call a special session immediately.

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

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A Democratic legislator from the Northwest Side was paid $170,000 for work as a consultant to fellow Democrats during two years when he failed to list that work as a source of income on his required state ethics filings, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
State Rep. Robert Martwick, D-Chicago, who is an attorney, […]

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
Chris Kennedy touted health care coverage as a vital part of the “American dream” this week — yet newly filed campaign expenditures show the Democratic gubernatorial candidate hasn’t paid health insurance costs for his own campaign employees.
The Democrat’s campaign officials says they offered coverage, but no one took them up on it.
That puts Kennedy […]

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration signed off on an elaborate financial shell game that obscured payment of $55 million for renovations at Navy Pier with tax dollars reserved to fight urban blight, records show. The bookkeeping jiujitsu appears to violate the spirit, if not the letter, of the controversial tax-increment financing program, which critics say has been widely abused and not used for its intended purpose of spurring development in or near economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Emails and internal documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that officials at the city …

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

When Obama and Putin had a hotel lobby “pull-aside” at the G-20 two years ago, Susan Rice was there. pic.twitter.com/jj7gGzQ8DB

— Michael Crowley (@michaelcrowley) July 19, 2017

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fox River rising again, expected to crest at record 13 ft today, so sandbags piling even higher in Algonquin. https://t.co/2KXJNZxWPY— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) July 21, 2017

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[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

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