Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 2 hours 29 minutes ago.
* Open Secrets has a story (I’m quoted) which shows some links between Nick Ayers, the former executive director of the Republican Governors Association and Bruce Rauner’s media consultant, and the now infamous out of nowhere advertising attac...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 2 hours 54 minutes ago.
Illinois is often seen as the poster child when it comes to bloated government, wasteful spending and public corruption. As a recent WICS news story highlighted, Illinois’ capital bill is a perfect example of why the state holds such a reputation: the s...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 3 hours 44 minutes ago.
Illinois taxpayers are looking forward to tax relief on Jan. 1, 2015. That’s when everyone is slated to get a tax cut as the income tax rate rolls back to 3.75 percent from 5 percent. The diminishment of the rate was a prominent feature of the “tempor...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 6 hours 6 minutes ago.
* The AP’s Chicago bureau claims that both gubernatorial candidates “are playing a little fast and loose” with budget numbers. But so is the AP… Under Rauner’s plan, the rate would drop to 3.75 percent in January then be scal...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 6 hours 22 minutes ago.
* Rep. Greg Harris… Really inappropriate dreams starring my friends Guy Zakrzewski, James Hallberg Piechocinski, a random bag lady, Little Jim’s and a copy of the state budget. What, no bacon or Sharknado references * Will Caskey… Toddl...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 6 hours 52 minutes ago.
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Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 7 hours 34 minutes ago.
* From the Executive Inspector General… First Deputy Inspector General Kristy Shores today discussed the results of the investigation by the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (OEIG) into the solicitation...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 7 hours 34 minutes ago.
* From the Executive Inspector General… First Deputy Inspector General Kristy Shores today discussed the results of the investigation by the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (OEIG) into the solicitation...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 7 hours 56 minutes ago.
* Greg Hinz… One insider tells me that a combination of the state and national parties and the Rauner campaign is prepared to spend as much as $2 million just on an absentee ballot operation—perhaps seven or eight times as much as in 2010, when Re...
Posted by The Capitol Fax Blog 8 hours 7 minutes ago.
* My weekly syndicated newspaper column… Back in January, state Sen. Michael Frerichs formally kicked off his campaign for Illinois state treasurer and posted a video online touting the fact the he’d ended “free, lifetime health care for...
Posted by Blevins Blog 17 hours 14 minutes ago.
    The Website of Palmer Blevins will be re-launching on August 2, 2014.  Stay tuned.
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 17 hours 53 minutes ago.
QUOTE OF THE DAY Crain’s: Poor families use ‘supervouchers’ to rent in city’s priciest buildings The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3...

Posted by JoshMiller.net 18 hours 28 minutes ago.
Played World of Warcraft (PC) in the last 24 hours. http://t.co/sVBH6F9sEd 18:54:15, 2014-07-26 Donate Dogecoins: DTurApopBzC2ui5Dzv2XVDkH81pUWjSnfR Whats This
Posted by Disarranging Mine 18 hours 57 minutes ago.
* Most of us never heard of the USS Indianapolis and the fate of her crew before Jaws. In one of the greatest monologues in the history of movies, Quint tells the story.* USS Indianapolis survivor: 'That first morning, we had sharks'.* Speaking of Jaws, ...
Posted by Spontaneous Solutions 19 hours 9 minutes ago.
Since the Great Recession began, Illinois’ workforce participation has dropped more than that of any other state in the Midwest. That means that working-age Illinoisans have given up and left the workforce more rapidly than in surrounding states. A full...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 22 hours 2 minutes ago.
by Mary Moore, Boston Business Journal The courses will start with a pilot program for Saudi women, youth, the disabled and citizens in rural areas, the press release said. These groups will be the ones likely to realize the greatest opportunity as a resu...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 22 hours 8 minutes ago.
by Paul Dean, the Sociological Cinema Since launching The Sociological Cinema in September 2010, we have cataloged over 450 videos for teaching and learning sociology, and written numerous blog posts about teaching with video and other multimedia. We have...
Posted by Techno-News Blog 22 hours 13 minutes ago.
By Meris Stansbury, eCampus News “Although some would argue that online education is only an awesome alternative to traditional education because of the savings and convenience, there are actually many other advantages,” says Brad Zomick, SkilledUp’...

Posted by Springfield Moms
I've set aside my magazines, which is usually the only thing I have energy to read by the time I crawl into bed! It's important to me to read these two books before school starts and discuss with my daughters.  I'm excited we're at th...
The Southern Illinoisan has a long running competition with the Belleville News-Democrat over which Illinois newspaper has the strongest bias in favor of the coal industry. So I was pleasantly surprised last year when I saw the Southern Illinoisan doing g...
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