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August’s Illinois unemployment report spells good news for Quinn


As November nears, the state’s unemployment reports become increasingly potent in the closely watched Illinois governor’s race, and are likely to provide the candidates with much-needed political ammunition — depending on the numbers.

Creating a fair campaign financing system in Illinois


For years, voters and politicians alike have complained about the challenges of funding election campaigns. Even municipal campaigns in communities such as Oak Park require a substantial commitment of time and fundraising ability.

Bruce Rauner lays out an ethics blueprint for his potential governorship


The latest installment of Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s “Bring Back Blueprint” outlines Rauner’s plan for running an ethical governor’s office if elected in November.

These are the eight best Illinois liberal arts colleges, according to U.S. News and World Report


U.S. News and World Report recently came out with their 2015 rankings of universities and colleges across the country.

People are fleeing Illinois, but flocking to Chicago?


The St. Louis-based moving company United Van Lines found Chicago to be the most popular destination for families to move-to between May and August in 2014, according to its “Summer Long-Distance Moving Trends Study.”

Nightly NewsCap: News from around Disclosuria for your listening pleasure! AUDIO


Topics covered include: Tamara Williams, accused of murdering Barbara Beers, has been found fit to stand trial; feds either accept pleas or lay out sentencing for Johnathan T. Buck, Keithy D. Carter, a/k/a “Darnell K. Carter,” and former Fairfield teacher and coach, Timothy C. Going; body of missing Indiana woman Kristy Kelly, found in her car in a Boonville-area lake; and Kenneth Eugene aka “Kenny” Sims Jr. in Williamson County sentenced on state charges for weapons violations.

Food-stamp enrollment in Illinois outpaces job creation by nearly 2-to-1

Electronic Food Stamp "Debit" Cards Replace Paper Coupons

Illinois’ sluggish jobs recovery is coming at a tremendous cost. For every post-recession job created in Illinois, nearly two people have enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

Illinois’ taxes really aren’t fair, says WalletHub report


It’s easy to complain about less-than-perfect conditions in your home state. In some ways, the grass will always seem greener on the other side of the state line.

When is a job not a job? When it’s political and you’re hired seemingly for life


In case you missed it, Gov. Pat Quinn’s office late on a Friday said more than 100 state workers who initially got their jobs at the transportation department through political connections and without many standard hiring practices are still on the payroll and will remain on the payroll.

Illinois House Democrats launch early attack to put GOP on its heels


The Illinois House Democrats launched their direct mail and TV program weeks earlier than the House Republicans in an attempt to knock the GOP candidates down before they even had a chance to stand up.

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