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Rahm Emanuel cartoon mocks mayor’s “no property tax increase” claim


As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn’t raise city property taxes during his first four years in office.

Illinois business group supports Obama’s immigration executive order


Although we believe that legislative action is the best way to develop common sense, and permanent solutions to our large and complex immigration problems, executive action by the President is a welcomed relief to millions of families living in fear, businesses disrupted due to unnecessary deportations, and a national security compromised because we currently do not know who is in our country and for what purpose.

Nightly NewsCap: Capping off your day with news in AUDIO

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Topics covered include: Another set of bomb threats clears out Saline and White counties’ courthouses, but this time there’s been an arrest; woman identified in fatal house fire in White County; and Illinois pension issues are back in the forefront after a judge’s decision rules terminating benefits unconstitutional.

Report: Illinois schools losing ground on Pre-K; low-income students falling farther behind


Illinois is losing its status as a leader in early childhood education as the state’s dire financial condition has cut into public preschool funding. Barely one-third of fourth and eighth graders meet proficiency standards in reading and math.

Illinois unemployment rate unchanged; 7-month streak of job gains is over


The Illinois unemployment rate remained at 6.6 percent for the month of October, but the state’s seven-month streak of payroll gains ended as 2,000 jobs were lost, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Illinois Department of Employment Security.


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Attorney General Lisa Madigan today warned Illinois residents to beware of potential immigration fraud after President Obama’s announcement of his immigration plan this week.


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Attorney General’s Office plans to appeal immediately to Illinois Supreme Court

Overview: Illinois sales tax by cities


If you’re one of those Illinoisans who trek past your city’s limits to avoid a steep sales tax, you’re not alone. Illinois, with a base sales tax of 6.25 percent, is ranked 10th in the nation for highest combined state and average local sales tax.

Illinois State Police Release Results of Alcohol Compliance Check

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llinois State Police District 12, along with the Illinois Liquor Commission, conducted Alcohol Compliance Check at various establishments during the evening hours of Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Plan to change Illinois school funding takes center stage


A proposal to dramatically overhaul Illinois school funding is set for a hearing in Springfield today, with some 300 supporters from across the state expected to attend.

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