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Springfield Needs to Stop This Unfair Satellite Tax

-By Lisa Volpe As the Illinois legislature continues to meet in Springfield with no state budget on the books, there are some who want to implement a new tax on satellite television customers. This is a discriminatory tax that’s perpetually … Continue reading

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Illinois Still Pushing a Tax on Satellite TV Providers

-By Warner Todd Huston Last month I noted that the Illinois state legislature is still pushing yet another tax to bedevil its already over taxed citizenry with the plan to push a tax on satellite TV providers. That plan has … Continue reading

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School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

-By Warner Todd Huston The move for school choice is not only growing in Illinois in general but in Chicago in particular as politicians and parents both see the downward spiral of the public education system picking up speed. With … Continue reading

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An Outpouring of Generosity for Victims of Deadly Illinois Tornados

-By Warner Todd Huston In the aftermath of last night’s deadly tornados that killed two as they ripped through northeastern Illinois, citizens are pouring aid in money, food, and water into the area to help those devastated by the onslaught. … Continue reading

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Conservative PAC Formed in IL-18 Special: ‘We Have Had Enough of The Political Ruling Class’

NORMAL, IL: Conservatives in Illinois’ 18th congressional district are fighting back the political establishment, and its candidate, Obama Secretary Ray LaHood’s son Darin, by promising to produce a conservative alternative for the GOP primary. Schock, who resigned on Tuesday, will … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Republican Congressman Aaron Schock Just Resigned Over Illegal Spending

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock just announced that he is resigning because of the mounting troubles over his illicit spending. Schock was once thought of as an up-and-coming hero for establishment Republicans. But over the last month … Continue reading

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Bloomington Mayor Goes Off on Blogger: You Are ‘ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL PIECE OF GARBAGE!’

-By Warner Todd Huston The Mayor of Bloomington, Illinois seems to have lost his mind after a local Tea Party blogger mentioned his son in one of her posts. The Mayor launched into an unnecessary, hyperbolic attack on the blogger … Continue reading

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Rep. Aaron Schock Criticized for Downton Abbey-Themed Office Remodeling

-By Warner Todd Huston Ill. Rep. Schock Defends ‘Downton Abbey’ Office Decor: ‘Haters Are Gonna Hate’ Congressman Schock On ‘Downton Abbey’ Office Renovation: ‘Haters Are Gonna Hate’ Congressman Aaron Schock (R, IL) is under fire for remodeling his office in … Continue reading

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Illinois Defeating Government Transparency, Making it Harder for Citizens to Get Public Records

-By Warner Todd Huston Transparency, shmansparency. Once again we see a government doing its level best to keep you, the people, from being able to find out what it is that government is doing to you. This time it is … Continue reading

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Ill. Sen. Dave Syverson is an Example of Why the Ill. GOP is a Miserable Failure

-By Warner Todd Huston Only days after the 2014 election that gave Illinois a new business-minded, tax-cutting Republican as its new Governor, Illinois State Senator and nominal Republican Dave Syverson gave us all a perfect example of why the Illinois … Continue reading

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