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Happy Days Not So Much Here Again for IL Dems Tuesday

Happy Days Not So Much Here Again for IL Dems Tuesday

While Sen Dick Durbin & States Atty Kim Foxx prevailed, Gov Pritzker lost his key goal for a graduated income tax and Speaker Madigan failed to protect the Democratic majority on the state supreme court.

Quick election results in Chicago predicted

Quick election results in Chicago predicted

Unlike election night nationally, Chicago Board of Elections Chairwoman Marisel Hernandez says she expects 90% of the city’s results to be reported by 10 pm Tuesday

New flap over state income tax referendum

New flap over state income tax referendum

Lt Gov Stratton warns a state income tax hike of at least 20% is probably coming if voters do not approve the graduated income tax referendum Nov 3rd.

Lightfoot & Pritzker agree on RBG

Lightfoot & Pritzker agree on RBG

The mayor and governor are saluting the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and say the president elected Nov 3rd should appoint her successor.

Pritzker preparing for possible state budget cuts

Pritzker preparing for possible state budget cuts

Without more help from Washington, he’s ordered 5% budget cuts this fiscal year and 10% the next. Also resisting fall contact sports in high schools and rushing the next marijuana lottery.