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The recovery stage for our economy is finally here, and now the policy priority has to shift to getting people back on the job and getting businesses up and running. The best incentive to get businesses hiring again and get workers off unemployment is to suspend the payroll tax for the rest …

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At this point, it’s almost a pathology. Whatever the crisis, whatever the state of the economy, Republicans crave another tax cut for the rich.

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WASHINGTON — It has become a hallmark of the Trump era: the shameful end to a distinguished career.

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Empty meat cases and grocery store shelves are the first hint most people get that the coronavirus is impacting farmers. Those who guess the laws of supply and demand are in farmers’ favor would be wrong.

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My name is Mattias Clark, and I want to share my thoughts about what it’s like to be an athlete as the COVID-19 virus makes its global and dangerous debut. It’s Tuesday, March 31, 2020. About two weeks ago our president, Donald Trump, placed the United States under “social distancing” in an …

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Mason Schweizer pens a letter to the seniors who will miss their spring seasons.

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Budgetary experts say Illinois is in for some real pain when lawmakers get around to crafting a budget for the coming fiscal year that will be marred by low revenue and higher bills due to the economic fallout over COVID-19 shutdowns.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker made it clear last week that he’s counting on the federal government to help the state financially, not just to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but to assist with the state’s economic recovery.

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Despite imposing one of the highest overall tax burdens in the nation, Illinois lawmakers have left the state poorly prepared to deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sheriffs in Illinois are frustrated with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s decision to temporarily suspend the transfer of prisoners from county jails to state prisons, a move some have said could put county officers at risk.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When a Republican running for Congress in the Chicago suburbs tweeted that her Democratic opponent’s town hall events were invite-only, they debunked it.

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WASHINGTON — Let me be perfectly clear: Sen. Bernie Sanders has lost the Democratic presidential nomination.

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I was proud recently when Marc Little, chairman of my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, stood behind President Donald Trump at a White House event for Black History Month and prayed for him.

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