• Rauner releases fiscal plan for Illinois

    by  • July 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO¬† — GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner finally showed his full fiscal hand Thursday, unveiling a plan to revamp state finances that would repeal the “temporary” income-tax hike but at least partially replace it by extending the sales tax to cover a wide range of services. In a policy blueprint and at a press...

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    Governor candidates raking in donations

    by  • July 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has banked about $12 million for his November re-election bid. The Chicago Democrat released his second-quarter campaign finance report today. It shows Quinn raised about $3.7 million in the three-month period that ended June 30. The race between Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner is expected to...

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    IDOC overtime again tops $60 million

    by  • July 16, 2014 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Department of Corrections has paid over $60 million in overtime costs for the second year in a row. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports Monday that officials predicted last spring that overtime costs would drop in the budget year that ended June 30. Authorities are blaming unanticipated retirements by correctional...

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