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Our View: Let's avoid repeat of 'only in Chicago' - Peoria Journal Star

Our View: Let's avoid repeat of 'only in Chicago' - Peoria Journal Star | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CBS2 ChicagoOur View: Let's avoid repeat of 'only in Chicago'Peoria Journal StarThe Illinois House may not have accomplished any of the big stuff in Friday's special session — comprehensive pension reform — but its members did get their act...
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Judge to hear arguments over Illinois pension reform law

CHICAGO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Illinois faces an uphill battleto defend on Thursday the constitutionality of a law aimed ateasing the state's huge unfunded pension liability.Lawyers for the state will
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Rauner, Quinn expected at Illinois Capitol for veto session on Thursday

Rauner, Quinn expected at Illinois Capitol for veto session on Thursday | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are reconvening for the final day of this week's veto session.
Republican governor-elect Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is expected to make an appearance at the state Capitol on Thursday.
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Tough Fiscal Tasks Ahead for New Illinois Governor

Tough Fiscal Tasks Ahead for New Illinois Governor | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois governor-elect Bruce Rauner will take the helm of a state struggling with battered credit ratings, massive unfunded pension obligations, and an unbalanced budget.
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Bruce Rauner says women will decide Illinois governor's race - DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Bruce Rauner says women will decide Illinois governor's race - DeKalb Daily Chronicle | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
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Bruce Rauner says women will decide Illinois governor's race
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Bruce Rauner, the republican candidate in the Illinois governors race, speaks at NOW Foods in Bloomingdale during a visit there Friday Oct.
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For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1 - Chicago Tribune

For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1 - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans , the magic number is one.
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Small business health exchange launches in Illinois

Small business health exchange launches in Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Affordable Care Act 's online health insurance marketplaces for small businesses launched Monday in Illinois and four other states, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Tribune poll: Rauner, Quinn in dead heat

Tribune poll: Rauner, Quinn in dead heat | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
With less than two weeks until Election Day, the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.
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Illinois governor candidates spar on finance,...

Illinois governor candidates spar on finance,... | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs: Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois’ financial...
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How Gov. Quinn and Statehouse pols booby-trapped Illinois - Chicago Tribune

How Gov. Quinn and Statehouse pols booby-trapped Illinois - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Our candidate preference is there for all to see: We've endorsed Bruce Rauner for governor of Illinois.
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Illinois governor hopefuls to meet for 2nd debate

Illinois governor hopefuls to meet for 2nd debate | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Republican Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will debate for a second time as they battle to become Illinois' next governor.
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Rauner brings campaign to Aurora - Aurora Beacon News

Bruce Rauner brought his campaign for governor to Aurora Friday, taking a tour of the International Paper Company at 2540 Prospect Court.
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Higher user fees to help county balance budget - Kane County Chronicle

Higher user fees to help county balance budget - Kane County Chronicle | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Higher user fees to help county balance budget Kane County Chronicle The added user fees – along the reduction of an additional sheriff's deputy and reductions to reflect the salaries and benefits of recent new hires – have balanced the budget,...
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Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech - Aurora Beacon News - Aurora - NewsLocker

Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech - Aurora Beacon News - Aurora - NewsLocker | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech Aurora Beacon News CHICAGO — Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner called on state legislators to reform benefits for public safety workers and suggested the 660 individual boards that govern...
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Illinois pension shortfall rises to $111 billion - STLtoday.com

Illinois pension shortfall rises to $111 billion - STLtoday.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Deficit grows despite strong investment returns
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Illinois' Tax Climate for Businesses Slides - Huffington Post

Illinois' Tax Climate for Businesses Slides - Huffington Post | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Along with personal and corporate income tax rates, the Tax Foundation ranked sales, unemployment insurance and property taxes to determine the overall ranking. Here's how Illinois ranked in each category....
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Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm -- Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Illinois Governor's Race 2014

Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm -- Nonpartisan Candidate Guide for Illinois Governor's Race 2014 | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Here are the issue-by-issue stands for Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner and Chad Grimm, with additional links at the bottom for each candidate if you'd like to dig deeper....
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Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois

Governors, raining taxpayer $ on Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The announcements from Gov. Pat Quinn 's office arrived via email bearing the official state of Illinois seal, signaling Real Government Business.
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Expert Confirms Voting Machines in Illinois and Maryland Rigged for Democrats - Tea Party News

Expert Confirms Voting Machines in Illinois and Maryland Rigged for Democrats - Tea Party News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
(TPNN) – Just last week, TPNN reported that voting machines in historically politically corrupt Cook County, Illinois, were automatically switching votes cast for Republicans into votes for Democrat candidates.
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Chicago-area voting machine casts Republican candidate’s vote for Democratic foe

Chicago-area voting machine casts Republican candidate’s vote for Democratic foe | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A Republican candidate for the Illinois state legislature was shocked to learn Monday that the vote he cast for himself at a Chicago-area library was erroneously cast for his Democratic opponent.
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Illinois Legislature will vote on extending income tax increase

Illinois Legislature will vote on extending income tax increase | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD – A member of House Speaker Mike Madigan's leadership team says there will be a vote before the Legislature adjourns this spring to extend or make permanent the "temporary" income tax increase passed in 2011.
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Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button issues.
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Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch

Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
By SOPHIA TAREEN and SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are getting ready for their third and likely final televised debate.
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30 days to go: The stakes in the Nov. 4 election - Chicago Tribune

30 days to go: The stakes in the Nov. 4 election - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
That furious clicking sound isn't the Sunday "60 Minutes" stopwatch run amok. It's the rapid percussion of candidates' heartbeats as they enter their final 30 days to make the sale before Tuesday, Nov.
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Calls for Illinois pension reform date back nearly a century

Calls for Illinois pension reform date back nearly a century | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Anyone following the pension reform debate knows that Illinois has long diverted the moneys needed to properly fund its pension systems to avoid tax increases, cuts in public services or both. Some may not admit it, but they know it.
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Moody’s reveals deep trouble with Illinois pension system - Watchdog.org

Moody’s reveals deep trouble with Illinois pension system - Watchdog.org | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Moody’s Investors Service, one of the nation’s major credit-rating agencies, conducted a study on each state’s pension liability as a percentage of state revenue and found that Illinois has the highest in the country by a wide margin.
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