Government

Government and Legislature

Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing “today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.”

Local Governments Increase Collection Efforts

Feb 21, 2012

 

Local governments in Illinois are stepping up their efforts to collect unpaid fines. 

Since last July, dozens of DeKalb County businesses and organizations have shown interest in being part of an organized Art Council.  What is missing is someone to take charge. Pat Vary chairs the county’s Economic Development Committee.  She says there are many advantages to formalizing an Art Council. For example, the group could pool resources to rent or buy office space to store props and hold activities. Critics say the government body should stay out of the art business and focus on other priorities.

State of the State Reaction

Feb 2, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn used his State of the State address to outline proposals he says would boost Illinois' economy.  The governor's plan includes various tax cuts.  He also proposed an increase in education spending.

Illinois Lawmakers Go Back To Work

Jan 30, 2012

Budget issues are expected to top the agenda as Illinois lawmakers get ready for the spring session.

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