Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan reportedly uses his large quantity of Cubs and White Sox tickets as gifts for his political volunteers

Madigan has spent nearly $170,000 in campaign funds on baseball tickets in 2017 Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan reportedly uses his large quantity of Cubs and White Sox tickets as gifts for his political volunteers, but his history with professional sports teams in Chicago isn’t so generous. From Illinois Policy April 2017 Illinois House Speaker …

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Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers

From Illinois Policy April 2017 Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers Workers’ compensation increases construction costs and often traps injured workers in a harmful system. Insurance premiums cost 20 percent of payroll for concrete construction workers in Illinois. As warm weather ushers in a new construction season, Illinois governments can advance critical infrastructure …

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Census data reveal that St. Clair and Madison counties saw combined population losses of more than 1,600 people

From Illinois Policy April 2017 The shrinking Metro East Census data reveal that St. Clair and Madison counties saw combined population losses of more than 1,600 people due to out-migration to other states. Recently released census data reveal that St. Clair and Madison counties saw combined population losses of more than 1,600 people due to …

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