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    State investigation pauses but questions do not

    State lawmakers investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's discredited Neighborhood Recovery Initiative hit the pause button this week after federal prosecutors requested a 90-day delay to conduct their own investigation. How's that for irony -- a criminal probe of an anti-crime program.

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    Sound-off 7/21

    Democrats changed

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    Nothing dumb about new ideas

    For months, Gov. Pat Quinn has pushed Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to release his tax plan. When Rauner unveiled it last week -- roll back the state income tax from 5 percent to 3 percent, freeze property taxes and broaden the sales tax -- Quinn pronounced it a "dumb idea."

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    Guest view: Stronger education compact helps military families

    The people of Illinois -- and particularly those living here in "Scott country" -- should be proud of recent action by our elected officials to correct glaring deficiencies in state law that have for years penalized military parents seeking to enroll their children in public schools when they transfer...

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    No worries about security at Marissa marijuana farm

    We know a lot of people think Cheech and Chong will be heading to Marissa if a medical marijuana farm gets approved. Applicants want to ease opponents' fears about falling property values, increased traffic and "undesirables" heading to town.

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    Good start on housing

    Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert said the city's crime-free housing program, which started in November, already has proven itself. But the truth is that this program will always be a work in progress.

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    Illinois pays the high cost of corruption

    Today, Illinois is associated with debt, corruption and cronyism as much as it is with Abe Lincoln. A new study of the costs of corruption helps people better appreciate just how expensive that association is.

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    More shopping opportunities are good for all

    I would like to thank the mayor and Belleville City Council for having the guts and foresight to allow the German market idea to proceed. The downtown merchants are the main obstacle to the growth of downtown.

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    Why no investigation by state?

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources' lack of curiosity about the behavior of one of its supervisors is troubling.

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    Hands off the pay raises

    In January 2013, state Rep. Charlie Meier, of Okawville, introduced legislation that would have prevented lawmakers from drawing their paychecks until Illinois caught up on paying its bills.

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