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On Point: Stop gamesmanship; play ball

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Illinois politicians
love to play games
with the public.
they seldom play
the game the public elected them to play, that being to manage the State of Illinois for the public that elected them.
Politicians love to give rewards to their constituents. Parents enjoy giving their children rewards. The difference is that most

Local government units trying to become less accountable, less transparent to taxpayers

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
As state government
scurries to fill a
projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond successful compromises and proven solutions already in place and instead focus on issues that truly have a significant effect on the state's finances.
At least you would think so, given the seriousness

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