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  • Our View: Madigan big part of the problem

    The Illinois House chose its leader for 2015-17 earlier this month.As it has done for all but two ye ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:42 pm
  • Our View: Keep costs affordable at universities

    Economics finally might be catching up with colleges in Illinois and across the country, as administrators face the reality that student tuition can n ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 8:12 pm
  • Our View: Ethics order good 1st step for Rauner

    While he was busy sorting out the executive orders his predecessor left behind, Gov. Bruce Rauner took the time to sign an executive order of his own.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Our View: Quinn's manner of departure no surprise

    We used this space last week to describe the disappointing tenure of Pat Quinn’s time as Illinois governor.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Our View: Rauner's speech blunt but necessary

    As inauguration speeches go, Bruce Rauner’s was a bit of a downer.After being sworn in as Illinois’ ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Our View: Rauner must make renovations

    Bruce Rauner has said he plans to live in Illinois’ 160-year-old executive mansion during the first legislative session of his tenure as governor, eve ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Our View: Another day, another comptroller

    We don’t know what shoe size the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka wore, but her replacement has some big shoes to fill.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Our View: Quinn's legacy as governor is disappointing

    Only days remain in Gov. Pat Quinn’s tenure as Illinois’ top elected official.His legacy as governor ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Our View: Traffic deaths down; credit the polar vortex

    The number of traffic fatality figures for Illinois appears to have taken a significant nosedive compared to 2013.
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 8:03 pm
  • Our View: Silly filing objections must stop

    Every election cycle, the same political dance plays out. Months before voters have an opportunity to select their representatives, a single person or ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 6:24 pm
  • Our View: Looking forward to a new year

    There's something about seeing Jan. 1 on the calendar.It's a new year, a chance for a fresh start. A ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Our view: Get a better handle on state finances

    Come Thursday, Illinois residents who pay income taxes will receive the promised reduction in the temporary 5 percent rate that they have paid the pas ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 7:02 pm
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