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ILLINOIS SALES TAX DOESN’T FIT MODERN ECONOMY, STUDY SAYS

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As Illinois’ economy moves toward a service-based model and away from the selling of physical goods, the state’s tax code might not be able to keep up to keep the state’s finances healthy, says a new report by the Tax Federation of Illinois and the Tax Foundation.

ILLINOIS SOON COULD BE THE FIRST STATE TO AUTHORIZE USE OF POLICE BODY CAMERAS

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Illinois soon could be the first state in the nation to authorize the use of police body cameras as part of a series of law enforcement reforms.

APRIL ROUNDUP: ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BY COUNTY, CITY AND METRO AREA

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Jobless rates fell for the 14th consecutive month in all Illinois metro areas, and all but one of the state’s 102 counties saw a dip in the number of unemployed, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Illinois Department of Employment Security.

WHO ARE THE HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED ‘NO’ TO MADIGAN’S SPENDING BILLS?

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With just days until the spring legislative session comes to a close, House Democrats, the super majority party, passed nine budget bills that propose spending nearly $4 billion more than what the state expects to collect in tax revenue.

SPRING SESSION: ILLINOIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTING RECORDS

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Illinois House of Representatives Democrats passed nine budget bills Tuesday with only five days left in the official spring legislative session.

SEE HOW YOUR STATE REP VOTED ON 9 ILLINOIS BUDGET BILLS THAT OVER-SPEND BY $4 BILLION

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Four Democrats voted against most of the nine Illinois budget bills passed Tuesday in the House.

PROF. JOHN KINDT: GAMBLING IN ILLINOIS HAS BEEN MASSIVE GIVEAWAY TO INSIDERS

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More gambling in Illinois not a revenue solution, says U of I expert.

ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS PUSH DEFICIT BUDGET; REPUBLICANS CALL IT “INSANITY”

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Illinois Democrats admit their plan is $3 billion short; GOP says it’s $4 billion.

ILLINOIS NUCLEAR POWER COULD HELP BUILD CLEANEST ENERGY MARKET IN AMERICA

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Illinois has more nuclear energy generation than any other state – almost half of its electricity comes from nuclear power. Recently, Illinois lawmakers proposed creating a low-carbon standard for energy that meets federal greenhouse gas regulations for the power sector and, for the first time, includes nuclear along with the other low-carbon sources.

MICHAEL MADIGAN TO RAUNER: HERE’S OUR BUDGET, LET’S FIND $3B

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House Speaker Michael Madigan on Monday announced Democrats will spend the next several days preparing a roughly $36.3 billion spending plan that they admit is about $3 billion out of balance.

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