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Rahm to Springfield: State gas tax needs to at least double

Departing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel accelerated calls to boost Illinois’ gas tax to pay for local transportation projects.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is racing to...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel endorsing pension amendment to Illinois Constitution

Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is publicly pushing for a constitutional amendment to the state’s pension clause. Pension reform is the only way to combat...

Study: 97.8% of Mass Shootings Since 1950 Occurred in ‘Gun-Free Zones’

Study: 97.8% of Mass Shootings Since 1950 Occurred in ‘Gun-Free Zones’34,044AP Photo/Matt York  Nov 2018Findings from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) show that 97.8...

The Trouble With ‘Half True’ Fact-Checking Verdicts

The Trouble With 'Half True' Fact-Checking VerdictsBy Bill ZeiserNovember, 2018AP Photo/Jay LaPreteUnder ideal circumstances, fact-checking outlets offer simple ratings that inform readers whether a claim...

Seal-Rite Door exits Rockford for Wisconsin

Seal-Rite’s doors are hardly the first to close in Illinois and reopen in the Badger State.Seal-Rite Door Inc. announced plans to shutter its Rockford...

Fitch warns against CTBA’s reckless pension plan

Fitch Ratings has issued a warning about a pension plan pushed by one Illinois think tank, which includes no reform and would harm the...