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Late Night: Indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith Has Stashed $100,000 in Campaign Cash… and More

(Chicago, IL) – April 16, 2012. Usually candidates­–even victors–in tough primary fights end a campaign with an empty treasury. But not indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago). Smith apparently made a profit. Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Governor Pat Cuts Illinois Budget $1.4 Billion; Illinois Human Services, Education Take Big Hits

At a press conference in Chicago, Governor Pat Quinn today announced budget reductions of $1.4 billion, slicing $312 million from Illinois human services, $241 million from local Illinois schools, $100 million from Illinois colleges and universities, and $15 million from the Illinois State Police. Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: Tom Cross Worries Pat Quinn Will Sell Lincoln’s Tomb; Maloney; Steans, Lang, Feigenholtz, Jones, and Luechtefeld

“It would be irresponsible for a governor to move forward on something of this magnitude. without having a debate on it,” Tom Cross said Monday. “What if he says tomorrow that he’s going to sell Lincoln’s Tomb?” Continue reading »

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