Illinois’ 2017 legislative session described as one of the worst for business in decades

Illinois’ 2017 legislative session described as one of the worst for business in decades By Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Shutterstock photo   ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Business advocates say lawmakers in Springfield have been some of the least job-friendly in decades. Illinois Manufacturers Association vice president Mark Denzler works with lawmakers to pass laws …

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State employee health insurance accounts for vast majority of Illinois’ 2017 deficit spending

State employee health insurance accounts for vast majority of Illinois’ 2017 deficit spending By Greg Bishop | Illinois News Network Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois Photo courtesy of the NorthShore University HealthSystem   Gov. Bruce Rauner has a lot of power when it comes to spending tax dollars, and a state representative says the governor and …

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Illinoisans’ no good, very bad year

Berg: Illinoisans’ no good, very bad year By Austin Berg | Illinois News Network Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan gives an interview following a committee hearing on October 31, 2017. Image courtesy of BlueRoomStream   False hope, can-kicking and a pay cut for working people was more than enough for 2017 to take the title: the …

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