SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATED x1 *** Illinois snags Indiana company

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011

* If nothing else, the corporate tax cut bill raids Indiana

An Indiana-based maker of automobile replacement parts is one step closer to receiving a tax incentives package worth $3.5 million over 10 years that would see the company move its corporate headquarters to Illinois.

UCI International Inc. is the latest in a growing number of companies seeking a special break in exchange for jobs. The company was added last week to a bill aimed at keeping Sears Holdings Corp. and CME Group Inc. from exiting the state. The Illinois House approved the tax-break package Monday. The Senate is expected to consider it Tuesday.

Look, I’m no fan of these cross-border raids, but I’m really getting tired of Indiana and other states bad-mouthing Illinois and attempting to steal our companies.

A buddy of mine had an interesting suggestion yesterday. Every time one of these states tries to lure a company out of Illinois, we ought to go after one of that state’s biggest companies with everything we have. In other words, the “Chicago Way.” Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, fellas.

We might not have to do that too many times before other states get the message: Lay the heck off.

For instance, how about we make an offer on the Indianapolis Colts? The team sucks this year, but they’ll improve when their quarterback returns. We could move it to Arlington Heights in exchange for no slots at tracks. And then we could grab the Pacers and move them to the Metro East or the STAR Bonds district in Marion. St. Louis has no basketball team, so let’s get one and grab another state’s money in the process.

OK, that was mostly snark. But, seriously, we can’t just sit by and allow ourselves to be hammered like this. Repealing the tax increase would cost too much money and put the state in an even deeper fiscal hole. Maybe it’s time to fight fire with an even bigger fire as well as reforming some business laws.

* Back to the tax cut package stories

The Illinois House approved a package of tax relief on Monday for families and businesses, including some big names like Sears and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that are threatening to leave the state.

When fully phased in, the tax cuts would cost state government roughly $320 million a year. Chicago-based financial exchanges operated by CME Group Inc. and CBOE Holding Corp. would get about $85 million of that tax relief. Sears Holdings Corp. would get about $15 million.

Those companies have warned that they might move their operations to other states unless Illinois offers them incentives to stay.

During the debate, protesters unfurled a banner saying “Stop Corporate Extortion.” They were soon led out of the House chamber and discussion of the bills resumed.

* Illinois Statehouse News has video of the protesters

*** UPDATE *** Here’s a much better video posted by the occupiers

[ *** End Of Update *** ]

* The view from Indianapolis

The Illinois House approved tax breaks for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Monday in a move that could cut short its parent company’s talks with outside suitors, including Downtown Indianapolis and Carmel.

It was CME Group Inc., after all, that made noises about relocating most of its highly paid 2,000 employees to another state after the House initially voted down a similar measure last month.

Still, the Indianapolis mayor’s office is watching the developments closely until any possibility of a move is off the table.

* The view from Mark Brown

Don’t let them fool you. This is the haves getting more and the have-a-littles paying for it.

* The view from D300

Also, local governments — such as Community Unit District 300 in Carpentersville — would get about double the property taxes they now get from the deal, and Hoffman Estates wouldn’t be allowed to use its share to run or pay for the Sears Centre.

“This is a bittersweet victory for us,” said District 300 Superintendent Michael Bregy, who was in Springfield Monday. He noted that while the school district will get more money under the plan the House approved, it wasn’t as much as he wanted.

“We were able to negotiate the best possible deal,” Bregy said.

* The Republicans

Thirty-nine Republicans supported the [corporate tax cut] plan after accounting for only one of the eight votes on Nov. 29.

“It’s not a break. It’s not a credit. The reality is they’re being taxed on all of their trades, and that’s not fair. That’s not right,” House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) said of CME, whose trades are taxed by Illinois whether they occur in or out of the state. […]

House Republicans were mostly missing in action on the other piece of the tax-relief package that passed 67-49. It would double the earned income tax credit available to the working poor and increase the standard exemption for all taxpayers by tying it to the rate of inflation.

* The Senate

Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno, of Lemont, each are optimistic the provisions will win Senate approval on Tuesday, according to their respective aides.

The measures are nearly identical to those of a single, overarching package that received bipartisan support in the Senate late last month, only to be shot down in the House.

“We had agreement about what was put into one proposition and we hope there will be the same level (of) support,” said John Patterson, a spokesman for Cullerton.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


30 Comments
  1. - Still Laughing - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:00 am:

    How about a discount on Illinois residents doing business with the corps being given the tax breaks? Oh, I’m sorry - that action is already spoken for via campaign contributions.


  2. - Dirt Digger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:10 am:

    So at the most generous estimate the tax package saved 22,400 jobs, or 0.4 percent of total private IL payrolls.

    In exchange for which we are spending a total of $320 million per year, or 0.6 percent of total direct state revenue.

    A net loss, but not outrageously so.


  3. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:28 am:

    –Look, I’m no fan of these cross-border raids, but I’m really getting tired of Indiana and other states bad-mouthing Illinois and attempting to steal our companies.

    –A buddy of mine had an interesting suggestion yesterday. Every time one of these states tries to lure a company out of Illinois, we ought to go after one of that state’s biggest companies with everything we have. In other words, the “Chicago Way.” Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, fellas.–

    I’m with you. We’ve lived in anxious times since the Masters of the Universe recklessly crashed the world economy.

    But instead of pulling together, soberly facing the issues and going forward, a loud and ignorant contingent of the body politic has been at work running down the American way and trying to steal from their neighbors. See you in church.

    The inbred-cousin responses of the Daniels and Walkers of the world has been pathetic and shameful. And that’s the A-Team of the national GOP.

    Do any of those yabbos really want to compare the economies of Indiana and Wisconsin to Illinois? It’s a joke.

    Fortunew 500 HQs:

    Illinois: 31 (only New York, Cally and Texas have more).

    Indiana: 5

    Wisconsin: 9

    GDP, and rank:

    Illinois: $644B, 5

    Indiana: $267B, 16

    Wisconsin: $251B, 20

    Anyone from Illinois who wants to seek greener pastures in Indiana and Wisconsin, please do so. Heck, let’s pay moving expenses. Anyone that dumb is obviously a drag on the rest of us out there hustling to make a buck.


  4. - Left Out - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:29 am:

    The big question about the tax breaks is where the money to pay for them will come from. Last years income tax increase has all been spent. Next years estimated revenue increase all needs to go for the current year pension cost increase.

    Are we talking about: 1) another tax increase for most people or 2) cutting some areas spending or 3) both #1 and #2?


  5. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:34 am:

    ===another tax increase for most people ===

    No.


  6. - Bill White - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:36 am:

    Why Arlington Heights? Why not Soldier Field?

    >> For instance, how about we make an offer on the Indianapolis Colts? The team sucks this year, but they’ll improve when their quarterback returns. We could move it to Arlington Heights in exchange for no slots at tracks.


  7. - jk - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:45 am:

    “Every time one of these states tries to lure a company out of Illinois, we ought to go after one of that state’s biggest companies with everything we have. In other words, the “Chicago Way.” Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, fellas.”

    This is why I read your blog. Ha!


  8. - Bitterman - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 9:56 am:

    As I recall the last time a Governor tried to stop the business raiding that goes on was Edgar in his first term. He famously called for a truce at the National Gov. Association. And it sort of worked for short while. “Businesss Retention” was THE strategy. By his second term the gloves were off and Illinois was back in game. As “Jobs Confucious” says, “A state that keeps turning its cheek will soon be on its back”.


  9. - WILL COUNTY WISEGUY - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 10:10 am:

    Never ceases to amaze me that “Illinois is Broke”, or so says the Commercial Club of Chicago, yet we always seem to have money to throw around to the well-connected like CME while 22,000 people with developmental disabilities needing services from the State are languishing on a waiting list, poverty and homelessness are increasing significantly, and the State owes billions in back due bills to small businesses, school districts and others who can ill-afford to wait any longer for their money. Meanwhile, the 1% who can afford to hire former staffers for top politicians as their lobbyists call the shots. We may be sending Blago to prison, but that doesn’t address what’s wrong with politics in Illinois.


  10. - mokenavince - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 10:12 am:

    A win is a win,it’s about time that Illinois has had something to crow about.We could also use another football team. Quinn made his point and
    helped the working poor he diserves a pat on the back.And adding that Indiana parts to the deal was a master stroke.


  11. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 10:15 am:

    –As I recall the last time a Governor tried to stop the business raiding that goes on was Edgar in his first term. He famously called for a truce at the National Gov. Association.–

    Thanks, Bitterman, I didn’t know that. That’s what the NGA and NCSL should be doing. Edgar showed some vision and sense.

    These raiding parties are nothing more than multi-million dollar, taxpayer funded, press conferences for governors. Or in the absurd case of Emanuel using TIFS to lure Sara Lee from Downers Grove, mayors.

    Plow that money into education and infrastructure, and they will come.


  12. - Jechislo - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 10:44 am:

    The best part of the whole deal is that I get a $2.50 tax break via the income exemption being increased from $2,000 to $2,050.

    Boy, the Illinois economy is going to spring to life now.

    Ya gotta love how this state takes care of its citizens.


  13. - Cheryl44 - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 10:59 am:

    “Every time one of these states tries to lure a company out of Illinois, we ought to go after one of that state’s biggest companies with everything we have. In other words, the “Chicago Way.” Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, fellas.”

    I agree with this. If we stick it to them, they’ll cut it out.


  14. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 1:03 pm:

    –House Republicans were mostly missing in action on the other piece of the tax-relief package that passed 67-49. It would double the earned income tax credit available to the working poor and increase the standard exemption for all taxpayers by tying it to the rate of inflation.–

    Maybe if there had been a urine test involved, or a handgun requirement, more House GOP members would have been on board.

    This is the crowd that barks all night long about “family values,”"cutting taxes” and “Ronald Reagan,” but when they get a chance to advance the ball with a play straight out of The Gipper’s playbook, they once again assume a thumb-sucking fetal position.

    Same with the Meeks voucher bill last year.

    The House GOP is rightfully bound for oblivion. They stand for nothing and represent no one. The new map will just speed up the inevitable.


  15. - Cincinnatus - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 1:28 pm:

    “Every time one of these states tries to lure a company out of Illinois, we ought to go after one of that state’s biggest companies with everything we have. In other words, the “Chicago Way.” Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, fellas.”

    Ought we do this not out of spite, but because we want to grow our economy and consequently, state revenue?


  16. - Anon - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 1:32 pm:

    Go riddance to bad neighbors!

    They want a free ride? Let them get it somewhere else. Go to Dallas. I lived there. There was no income tax so the schools and public services sucked. You had to pay extra for the Dallas police to patrol the neighborhood and tuition at the private schools was far more than my income tax up here. Oh and the work pool reflected the poor education.


  17. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 1:38 pm:

    –Ought we do this not out of spite, but because we want to grow our economy and consequently, state revenue?–

    No, our economy is way big and diverse compared to those guys already. There’s not much they have that we would want. I’d take Eli Lilly, though. That’s a nice fit. Cecil Fielder, too.

    You do it to make the other guys stop trying to steal from you.

    Understand the concept — they pull a knife, you pull a gun. They put one of yours in the hospital, you put one of theirs in the morgue.

    That’s the Chicago Way.

    (Best read with a Sean Connery accent in the mind).


  18. - RichardtheLionHearted - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 1:55 pm:

    Prediction: 2020 GDP of Illinois below 300 billion - % Democrats in Ill House and Senate - above 80%


  19. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 2:05 pm:

    –Prediction: 2020 GDP of Illinois below 300 billion - % Democrats in Ill House and Senate - above 80%–

    Go with that, Nostradamus. As a businessman, you know, obviously, that state government is the be-all, end-all in a global economy. No other variables come into play.


  20. - dave - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 2:12 pm:

    Prediction: 2020 GDP of Illinois below 300 billion - % Democrats in Ill House and Senate - above 80%

    LOL - please don’t quit your day job to move into economic forecasting.


  21. - soccermom - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 2:41 pm:

    Why are we so fixated on this zero-sum game of moving corporations around the national gameboard?

    By fixating on tax incentives instead of grants, we do nothing to help the promising young companies that are not yet big and profitable enough to pay income taxes. So we leave the yummy little youngsters sitting out unprotected, vulnerable to the coastal-based VCs that want to move them –and their jobs and profits — out of Illinois.

    Come on, folks. This is an ag state. We should be farmers and grow some new companies — and give them a little support from the state as fertilizer to make sure they stay here. That’s the only viable longterm plan.


  22. - RichardtheLionHearted - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 2:50 pm:

    I try to run a business in this bloody state. It is a mess and our corporates taxes are 9.5%. I would rather have blago back vs. quinn. Yes, give me a corrupt politician over a communist. Corrupt politicians are a lot cheaper to keep happy.


  23. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 3:10 pm:

    –Why are we so fixated on this zero-sum game of moving corporations around the national gameboard?–

    They produce “job-creating” and “job-saving” press conferences for politicians. Expensive press conferences.

    Meanwhile, the state runs away from it’s true, boring responsibilities like funding and making higher education more accessible.

    No jobs are created in higher education, right? Those kids on the Mosaic Project at U of I who invented the Internet and went on to found Netscape, Orbitz, YouTube, RiverGlass, etc., what jobs did they “create?”


  24. - Small Town Liberal - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 3:42 pm:

    - I try to run a business in this bloody state. -

    - Yes, give me a corrupt politician over a communist. -

    Apparently you’re a little confused about how communism works. Good luck with the red scare tactic though, I’m sure that’ll help the IL GOP regain relevance.


  25. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 3:54 pm:

    Communist? Well done, RTL. If you operate at that intellectual level, that might explain why you have a tough time running your business.


  26. - RichardtheLionHearted - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 4:01 pm:

    My business was doing well over the last decade. It is still profitable, but we are not seeing a growth trend and our large clients are slowing down their Illinois activity. You can directly link it to Quinn’s 9.5% tax increase. Our Missouri presence is looking more promising, and we just obtained our first contract in TN. We are small professional services corp, and I am sure Quinn doesn’t care if our little 12 person firm moves anyway.


  27. - RichardtheLionHearted - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 4:02 pm:

    BTW - Congrats to CME - it is nice to have leverage.


  28. - Cincinnatus - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 4:18 pm:

    Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.”


  29. - Small Town Liberal - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 4:41 pm:

    - You can directly link it to Quinn’s 9.5% tax increase. -

    Yeah, probably had nothing to do with the global economic crisis and recession. Definitely the tax increase.


  30. - RichardtheLionHearted - Tuesday, Dec 13, 11 @ 6:42 pm:

    Small town liberal - Have you ever met a payroll? I doubt it. Do you know how easy it is to shift production from one state to another? Yes it is directly linked to the tax increase. The global recession started in 2008. We started seeing a reduction in 2010.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* $3 million in one pop from Rauner
* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - State House fundraising report
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Has the haymaker punch arrived?
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - State Senate fundraising report
* Third straight poll shows Rauner leading Quinn
* Last call for tickets!
* Vast Majority of Illinois Voters Support Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
* Sun-Times reporters want you to sign their petition
* Same song, different century
* Question of the day
* Quinn finally wins a newspaper endorsement!
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's cable TV buy report
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition: Crosstabs, TV ads
* Report: Another tie between Rauner and CS-T chairman
* Bost's "anger," Cook's ratings, Foster's ad
* $580 MILLION EXELON RATE HIKE?? That’s the price tag for their nuke bailout…EVERY YEAR!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner pumping dollars
* Rauner pushing IDOT back into the news stream
* Gov. Quinn runs new TV ad featuring FLOTUS
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* No, your eyes didn't deceive you
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * A first look at the Nexus 9
        * Galaxy Lollipop plans, Apple sapphire future, Amazon flops & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides
        * Sony 12-inch tablet may be in the works for early 2015 launch
        * Moto X (2014) Review
        * How to use Continuity in iOS 8 and Yosemite (Video)
        * Monster Strike arrives for North American Android users

        * iPad Mini 3 Cracked Open By iFixit, Gets a Poor Repairability Score
        * Leak Reveals A List of Countries Where Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Will Launch
        * Sony Rumored to Launch a New 12-inch Tablet Next Year
        * Nexus 6 Pre-orders To Begin In Canada on October 29th, Starts At 749 CAD
        * Samsung Sells 4.5 Million Galaxy Note 4 Units In The First Month (Report)
        * Samsung Galaxy S5 To Reportedly Get Android 5.0 Lollipop Update in December
        * Tongue in Tea: Tongue-Shaped Silicone Tea Infuser

        * Konerko caps stellar career with Clemente Award
        * Konerko caps stellar career with Clemente Award
        * World Series Game 3: Notes and discussion
        * Rollins, Konerko named co-winners of Clemente Award
        * Alexei Ramirez and Adam Eaton Gold Glove finalists, but maybe not f...
        * Longtime scout Provas passes away after battle with cancer
        * Eaton, Ramirez named AL Gold Glove finalists


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * US judge names monitor of IDOT hiring..
        * Quinn says he'll comply with hiring monitor..
        * Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races..
        * Illinois gov's race focuses on women, early voters..


        * Illinois quarantine for who touched Ebola patients
        * US judge names monitor of IDOT hiring
        * Radio host convicted of alleged $10 million fraud
        * Illinois gov's race focuses on women voters
        * Judge rules against Ameren in power line dispute
        * Feminist Steinem endorses Illinois governor
        * Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races
        * Cockroach visits Chicago's City Council chambers
        * Chicago police to check bags on transit system
        * Toddler taken from family found in Illinois

        * Feminist Gloria Steinem endorses Quinn for governor
        * Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races
        * Officials rethink early vote-counting after Madigan ruling
        * Minimum wage increase supporters urge early voting
        * Sun-Times political reporter resigns following Rauner complaint
        * Minimum wage hike supporters urge early voting
        * Federal judge orders court-appointed monitor for IDOT hiring
        * Rep. Raymond Poe to undergo stem cell transplant
        * Bill Clinton campaigns for Quinn, Durbin
        * Quinn, Rauner spar over jobs, taxes

        * Regulators close National Republic Bank of Chicago
        * Rauner, the reporter, the Sun-Times and 'appearance of impropriety'
        * Carol Adams retiring as head of DuSable Museum
        * Chicago police to check bags at CTA stations
        * Shire CEO Ornskov 'dumbfounded' by collapse of AbbVie deal


        * Judge rejects Pistorius comparison, gives 17-year sentence in murder-for-hire plot
        * Keep it peaceful in Ferguson, Mo.
        * Why wasn’t Ebola doc kept under scrutiny?
        * Enthusiastic student Stan Kij, 25, dies of stomach cancer
        * Editorial: Bruce Rauner for governor
        * Back to the past with mayor’s move
        * Illinois needs better way to deal with terminally ill inmates
        * At panel on school closings, board acknowledges more planning needed
        * Marina City residents reminded to watch their step during Wallenda’s walk
        * Republican senators question Quinn’s IDOT scandal response


        * Cops: Man stole semi-truck, critically injured bicyclist and fled
        * Former radio host convicted of mortgage fraud
        * Boy, 17, charged in fatal shooting in Englewood
        * $5 million bond in vandalism of Lombard synagogue
        * FBI searches Chinatown restaurants, at least 3 owned by famed chef Tony Hu
        * Des Plaines man who tried to hire killers to burn wife, friends alive gets 17 years
        * Man charged with DUI in 2013 crash that killed woman, 78, in Aurora


        * Listen to State Week - October 24, 2014
        * 2014 Election Coverage: Citizens, here's your homework!
        * 2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting
        * Prosecutors want more of indicted police commander’s 'bad acts' in court
        * Prosecutors want more of indicted police commander's 'bad acts' in court
        * Bedrock 66: Charlie Parr Plays Springfield Friday
        * Oberweis Would Back Federal Same Sex Marriage Law
        * Wild Bison Return To IL
        * Scary Story: The Diviner by Susan Vondrak
        * Artist Profile: Local Troubadour Tom Irwin


        * Michael Bromberg: Benedictine looking ahead at changes in higher ed
        * Charles Krauthammer: Barack Obama, aggrieved bystander
        * Feminist Gloria Steinem endorses Quinn for governor
        * Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races
        * Our Opinion: Bell, Manar, Davidsmeyer endorsed in state legislative races
        * Craig Burns: Honesty, integrity in great supply at CWLP
        * E.J. Dionne: Ebola, pandering and courage
        * Esther Cepeda: Benefits of closing the word gap
        * Officials rethink early vote-counting after Madigan ruling
        * Our Opinion: Frerichs has the expertise to be Illinois treasurer


        * Upcoming Services (Oct. 25, 2014)
        * Shooting during fight leaves one dead
        * Artists giving new life to mural
        * CONO reaching out with social media
        * Local Scoreboard
        * Tigers edge Triopia
        * Carrollton ends perfect regular season with win over Routt
        * Local Briefs
        * (No heading)
        * Commissioner cleared of jury tampering charge


        * St. Edward 9-0 for first time in program history
        * WW South scoops up playoff berth in final minute
        * Batavia latest to consider adding turf field
        * Boys soccer: Friday's results
        * Girls volleyball: Friday's results

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sen...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...

        * Republican Senate candidate Oberweis favor......
        * Republican Senate candidate Oberweis favor......
        * Republican Senate candidate Oberweis favor......
        * Republican Senate candidate Oberweis favor......
        * Republican Senate candidate Oberweis favor......

        * Bruce Rauner & Carly Fiorina Inspire Downe......
        * Have you decided what to do to cast your v......
        * U.S. Senator Mark Kirk to talk with Triton......

        * Report: Caputuring Methane A Boost For Business In Illinois
        * Sun-Times Reporters Ask Owners To Open Up About McKinney, Rauner Incident
        * Poll: Illinois Governor's Race Neck-And-Neck
        * Oberweis Reverses Marriage Equality Position During U.S. Senate Debate
        * McKinney, Clout & The Freedom Of The Press: Where Would Illinois Be Headed Under Rauner's Reign? (UPDATED)
        * Chicagoans Take Part In National Day Of Protest Against Police Brutality
        * Police Brutality demonstrators at city hall
        * Police brutality march
        * National Survey: Many LGBT Youths Face Hostile School Environments
        * Police brutality protest 1


        * Rauner rips Quinn on IDOT patronage oversight
        * Governor Quinn Announces Winners of 2014 Illinois Export Awards - State’s Trade Programs Help Companies Increase Global Sales
        * New Ad: Labor leader backs Rauner
        * Jewish Newspapers Endorse Rauner for Governor
        * Statement from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Chicago Ebola Resource Network




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller