The legislation, sponsored by Chicago Democratic Sen. Mattie Hunter, would impose a penny-per-ounce surcharge on sugary drinks that are sold in sealed containers. Read »
It’s an age-old adage: How you frame a political debate goes a long way to determining whether or not you’re likely to win. Read »
The Illinois Senate has approved tax incentives worth roughly $58 million for chemical distributor Univar and newly-merged OfficeMax and Office Depot. Read »
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has been working to build support for the proposal, hoping that lawmakers will be able to act on it during the Oct. 22 veto session. Read »
In an interview connected to the release of his memoir, "The Gentleman from Illinois," talks about when Washington was a bipartisan place -- and how his refusal to participate in partisanship ended his career. Read »
Dixon, who served from 1981 to 1993, until his defeat by Carol Moseley Braun, will be at Boone's Saloon in Springfield from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Read »
Illinois taxpayers will pony up at least $130 million extra in interest payments for a bond sale this week due to lowered credit ratings because lawmakers have failed to solve the state's $97 billion pension... Read »
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