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[18 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation (HB162) that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and provides much-needed transparency and taxpayer protections.
“The EDGE Tax Credit Program overhaul is a bipartisan job creation program that is innovative and competitive for businesses,” Gov. Rauner said. “This legislation is another tool to use in our quest to […]

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[18 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* I didn’t get to this story last week…
Hispanics are officially the second-largest ethnic or racial group in Chicago, based on Census data released Thursday.
Hispanics formed 29.7 percent of Chicago’s population in 2016, based on Census estimates. The population climbed 17,751 over the previous year to 803,476.
Meanwhile the black population dropped by more than 40,000 […]

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[18 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Not much of a surprise…
Hi Rich-
Please find below a statement from State’s Attorney Foxx:
“I was elected to reform the criminal justice system in Cook County and remain committed to that endeavor. We have made significant progress during my first 10 months in office and there is much more work to do.”

Meanwhile, there’s word that […]

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[18 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From the ILGOP…
Illegal Hiring Making a Comeback: Former U.S. Rep. Phil Hare Endorses Chris Kennedy
Hare thinking Kennedy will dole out government jobs just like Pat Quinn did
“After witnessing Chris Kennedy’s pathetic attempts to court Mike Madigan, Phil Hare must be thinking Kennedy would dole out illegal patronage jobs just like Pat Quinn did. Since […]

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[18 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* My Crain’s Chicago Business column was turned in Thursday afternoon, before all the Friday hubbub…
So far, all but one of the Democratic gubernatorial candidates have chosen a running mate. And all but one of those candidates have chosen an African-American running mate. And all but two of those candidates have chosen a female […]

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* The Illinois Policy Institute’s news service has a story on Gov. Rauner’s trade mission to Japan and China…
Moweaqua, Illinois, soybean farmer Austin Rincker is also marketing chairman for the Illinois Soybean Association and an at-large director for the association. He said he hopes the governor works to increase soybean exports.
“Here, we’re kind of in […]

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Pritzker campaign…
Illinois public universities have seen their rankings plummet after the damage done by Bruce Rauner’s 736-day budget crisis. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University are among the schools that have suffered lower rankings under this failed governor. Here’s what Crain’s had to say:
Crain’s Chicago: The state’s […]

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* SJ-R…
The state collected $300.5 million in tax revenues from 26,873 [video gambling] machines for the 12-month period ending June 30 as terminal numbers have grown each year since gambling began with 61 machines statewide in September 2012, according to an annual wagering report from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. The figure […]

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Kerry Lester…

Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente is the latest in a long string of moderate suburban lawmakers to leave office.
She will not seek another term in 2018, she told the Daily Herald exclusively. […]
In office since 2009, Sente said she “set a goal from the outset to serve between eight and 12 years.” News […]

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[18 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Just about every one of the governor’s vetoes today is a story on its own. But it’s Friday afternoon and nobody is paying attention, so we’ll circle back next week.
I assume the comptroller will have something to say about the veto of her bill (HB3649), and others will object as well. […]