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Strategies pro and con for Con-Con are slow in developing
History could be made in Illinois in the November elections, and not just by its Senator Barack Obama. Illinois voters will also have a chance to make history by calling a constitutional convention.
Watch your wallets
By the time former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard had completed their "listening tour" of the state, the $25 billion public works plan they were stumping for had grown to $31 billion, sprinkled with sweeteners to win the favor of…
Watch your wallets
By the time former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Southern Illinois University President Glenn Poshard had completed their "listening tour" of the state, the $25 billion public works plan they were stumping for had grown to $31 billion, sprinkled with sweeteners to win the favor of…
Waukegan aims to shed 'yucky' label
As the industrial landscape within the U.S. transitions to new sectors, the city of Waukegan looks to do the same in more ways than one.
Info Junkie: Growth watcher
MarySue Barrett, 43, is president of the non-profit, pro-growth Metropolitan Planning Council and tracks planning and development issues, politics and intrigue. Where she looks: Rich Miller's www.thecapitolfaxblog.com for "who's angry at whom, the substance and…
Trendspotter predicts more green, more tech, less time
As the need for green innovation increases, proven techniques continue to abound

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