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    Don’t fall for Exelon bailout

    Good old Exelon. The company has come up with legislation to subsidize its nuclear reactors, get electric users throughout the state to pay for it and claim it’s in the interest of clean energy.

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    Madigan’s tax going nowhere?

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has revived his millionaire tax idea and is rallying support from teachers unions, who want the extra money for schools. So he should call the bill rather than rattle his saber. But he couldn’t muster enough votes in the House last year to get a necessary...

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    Township has explaining to do

    St. Clair Township residents have an additional concern besides higher sewer rates: the millions of dollars the township has collected in the name of sewers.

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    Prosecutors,no excuses

    It’s incredible how some people can’t see a problem even when it’s staring them in the face.

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    Court reporting woes a consequence of poor budgeting

    Chief judges throughout Illinois are sounding the alarm about the chaos that will ensue if the state doesn’t find more money to pay court reporters. The state fund is expected to be about $14 million short for the current fiscal year, which runs through June. The money could run out at the...

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    Seeking justice for Madison County taxpayers

    On Tuesday, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is scheduled to hear an arbitration case about a problem that practically everyone but Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler wanted swept under the rug.

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    ‘Violation of trust’: Crime victims deserve better

    How can law enforcement be so clueless about sex crimes?

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    Someone must balance the budget

    It’s amazing to watch Illinois Democratic lawmakers act shocked at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget and complain it is callous and irresponsible. They really do protest too much.

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    Keep printing public notices

    A Rockford lawmaker is pushing a wrongheaded bill that would let local governments publish public notices on their websites rather than in newspapers. House Bill 216 is touted as a cost-saving measure, but that doesn’t take into account the high price of limiting the public’s access...

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    Guest view: Religious tolerance is tested in America

    This country was founded on the basis of many freedoms, none more important than the freedom of religion. In fact, to the Founding Fathers, neither women nor blacks were elevated to the same level of consideration.

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