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Ethics in Illinois: Springfield, we have a problem

Some levity amidst the stuffing: What we’re thankful for in Illinois

ComEd’s lobbying at the local level - smaller checks, despite a large footprint

Turning the lights on: ComEd’s lobbying, and spending practices in recent decades

Illinois school funding, a prime time primer

Teacher unions' money, and the backed bills that made the grade

Beyond the picket line: Union clout, tallied

Pritzker economic plan comes with tall order

Cultural Diversity in Illinois: A spin through the last 40 years

Chicago’s poised for a perfect storm of strikes. Parents are f’d. Here’s what you need to know.

The Buck Stops Here!

Sterigenics, Vantage, Medline and more: Ethylene Oxide fight looms this fall. Here’s what you need to know.

Chicago’s got a projected budget hole of $840 million. Here’s why it keeps getting bigger.

Budgets in other cities

Center panelists urge revamp of political system, increased engagement as personal wealth impacts state government

Illinois Unions: IEA might be the biggest, but Liuna, SEIU, others write bigger checks.

Is more gaming in Illinois our best bet?

A potential Blagojevich pardon, put in perspective

Full list of convicted Governors

Class sizes: How your local school stacks up -- A statewide and national glimpse

$3.5 billion is going to school construction projects. Here’s a look at where the money's landing.

We’ve got the rap of being one of the most violent cities in the nation. Here’s a detailed look at why, and our best way out.

Former clerks recall Stevens’ humility, sensibility

Campaign Cash: One Year Highlights Lightfoot, Raoul and Pritzker Dominate

A glimpse at who’s bankrolling Illinois political committees, so far, this year