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I-TEAM: You're On Your Own

Springfield - Democrats in the General Assembly will try to pass a ballot initiative later this Spring that could eventually change the states income tax from a flat rate to a graduated tax. Republicans More>>

State Board Wants Extra $1 Billion

State Capitol - The Illinois State Board of Education wants lawmakers to approve an extra $1 billion for schools next year. The state board on Thursday approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers More>>

Lawmaker Raffles Guns

Springfield - A freshman state legislator has come up with an interesting, if not controversial, way of raising money for his campaign. Rep. Josh Harms, (R) Watseka, is raffling guns through March 2nd More>>

Grants To Failing Schools

Springfield - Lanphier High School is one of 27 schools in the state receiving federal money to improve student performance. At this point the $5.5 million School Improvement Grant (SIG) appears to be More>>

Lawmakers Nix Pay Raises

Springfield - The Illinois House of Representatives is sending a message to state employees who are in the midst of negotiating a new contract: don't expect a pay raise. The House voted 84-29 Wednesday More>>

Your Tax Dollars - Loaded With Pork

Springfield - Like watching cable TV? So do Illinois prison inmates. And your tax dollars have paid the bill for the past two years to the tune of $2.2 million dollars. That's just one of the findings More>>

13TH District Race A Cesspool

Champaign - Calling the 13 District congressional race a "cesspool" Representative Tim Johnson is calling for an end to negative campaign ads and attacks. Johnson, (R) Illinois, is retiring at the end More>>

Pension Reform Fizzles

Springfield - "People around the nation laugh at us," said Rep. Mike Bost, (R) Murphysboro. And after a special legislative session the nation may continue to chuckle. With billions of tax dollars on More>>

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