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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

DCFS: A troubled state agency, by the numbers

Pot will soon be legal in Illinois. Here are your top questions, answered.

Note from Millner included in Obama car that's being auctioned off

Advice for Lori, from both sides of the aisle

Illinois landed a balanced budget this year. But hold the phone. There’s more to it.

Progressive or punishing? Is Illinois’ proposed progressive tax as fair as other states?

Turning the tables: Female lawmakers and their agendas, a year after #MeToo

Putting a progressive income tax in perspective: The devil's in the details