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Will Unpaid Fines Force Harvey Mayor Off Ballot?
Dec 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Controversial south suburban mayor refuses to pay tens of thousands of dollars in campaign finance-related fines. The state elections board may seek to strip him from ballot.
Rahm Talks Reform With BGA's Shaw
Dec 19, 2014 1:25 PM
Chicago mayor delves into ethics, privatization and his plans for future.
High Irony As Township Official Pursues Medical Pot License
Dec 19, 2014 7:00 AM
Thornton Township youth services director, who helps oversee drug counseling in south suburbs, is part of private group seeking state permission to grow medicinal pot.
Rauner Talks Budget Reform At BGA's Springfield Event
Dec 18, 2014 9:50 AM
Governor-elect discusses State's Fiscal Crisis During Sangamo Club luncheon.
Cracking The Code On School Lunches At CPS
Dec 14, 2014 11:30 AM
Trying to find out nutritional information – including fat, calorie and salt content – on cafeteria offerings at Chicago Public Schools is no easy task.
Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Seeks Marijuana License In Illinois
Dec 11, 2014 5:00 AM
David Rosen raised gobs of campaign cash for Hillary Clinton's past Senate run. One of his business ventures is now seeking a cultivation license for growing medical marijuana in Illinois.
Gaming Board Reverses Course On Dolton Gambling
Dec 7, 2014 11:30 AM
After awarding video gaming license to caterer to open mini-casino in low-income senior complex in south suburb, state agency yanks approval, says mistake was made.
Next Up: Illinois Municipal Bankruptcy?
Dec 6, 2014 4:00 PM
Debt-burdened local governments explore the contentious option of going to court to cut, reorganize and dump their financial obligations, a Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
Illiana, Peotone: Questions, Criticism Continue
Dec 6, 2014 1:00 PM
Right now, 47-mile highway plan has an edge over proposed regional airport but will either be built under a Rauner Administration?
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