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Jun 16, 2014 10:02 AM
Top administrator at Gov. Quinn's transportation department won't talk about how her stepdaughter was hired and promoted by the state-government agency. Were court-ordered anti-patronage rules followed?
Chartering A Boatload Of Money
Jun 1, 2014 2:31 PM
Education reformers, including charter-school advocates and out-of-state billionaires, are donating money to various Illinois campaigns. Plus: One principal is getting schooled.
"Smart Streamlining" Idea Forum in Springfield
May 22, 2014 10:32 AM
As a part of its "Smart Streamlining" campaign, the Better Government Association hosted an Idea Forum on Tuesday, May 20, before a crowd of more than 50 guests at the Sangamo Club in Springfield.
Hitting The Road
May 19, 2014 9:02 AM
Clout-heavy IDOT administrator leaves agency amid scrutiny over patronage hiring under Gov. Quinn, but officials won’t explain what’s going on.
Family Conflict In General Assembly?
May 4, 2014 5:28 PM
Legislator voted on grant programs that benefit his wife and the nonprofit where she works.
May 1, 2014 9:14 PM
Illinois has some of the worst public corruption in the nation. Attorney General Lisa Madigan pledged to combat it, but critics say she’s fallen short. Her aides say state law restricts what she can do.
Not Sitting On Duffs, Controversial Family Resurfaces
Apr 27, 2014 5:38 PM
The formal name of one Chicago-based labor group is a mouth full: Liquor & Wine Sales Representatives – Tire, Plastic, and Allied Workers Union Local 3.
Quinn Clout Hiring Faces Court Scrutiny
Apr 23, 2014 7:33 AM
BGA investigation on clout hiring on Gov. Pat Quinn’s watch prompts motion for a court-appointed watchdog – similar to what exists in Chicago and Cook County governments.
Prisons, Profits And Politics
Apr 17, 2014 7:20 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration awarded a lucrative contract to a prison healthcare company with a questionable track record. Turns out that company has ties to Quinn’s political opponent, Republican Bruce Rauner.
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