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SPRINGFIELD — A constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to set higher tax rates on greater amounts of income passed its last legislative hurdle Monday and will head to the voters for final approval about 18 months from now. Read more

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — The issue of abortion needs to be treated as less of a “political football” so individuals on both sides of the debate can have “fundamental and ideological discussions,” state Sen. Elgie Sims Jr., said Wednesday. Read more

SPRINGFIELD — A former state worker in Illinois who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case last year striking down mandatory union fees for public employees is now asking a federal appeals court to order the union to refund nearly $3,000 in fees he was forced to pay over the course of his career. Read more

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials have been put on the clock to fix a longstanding problem with their slow distribution of food assistance or they’ll lose millions of dollars in federal funding, putting a hole in the state’s budget. Read more

Friday, March 22, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois economy has added 59,100 jobs throughout the past 12 months, and the overall unemployment rate dropped only a tenth of a point, to 4.3 percent, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday. Read more

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CHICAGO — There’s a lot at stake in next year’s U.S. Census, including congressional seats and billions of dollars in federal funding, according to experts in Illinois who are pushing to educate the public about the importance of the count. Read more

Thursday, March 07, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – A bill levying a 7-cent tax on plastic and paper shopping bags advanced out of the state Senate’s revenue committee Wednesday with its sponsor promising to bring an amended proposal back to the committee in the coming weeks. Read more

Monday, March 04, 2019