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IPI: State could balance budget, pay bills without tax hike

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From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

capitolIllinois could balance its budget and pay off its backlog of bills without a tax increase. That’s according to the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institute.

While lawmakers in Springfield are negotiating a potential budget agreement...

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Cat to move HQ to Chicagoland, but keep Peoria its 'hometown'

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600px Caterpillar logoNews that Peorians and much of central Illinois have feared for years came to be Tuesday morning when Caterpillar Inc. announced it will relocate its headquarters and its top executives to the Chicago area, likely by the end of this year.

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Farm Bureau urges quick action on trade deals

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From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) isn’t happy with recent trade moves by President Donald Trump, and they hope there’s a quick move to get new agreements in place.

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Illinois Chamber doesn't like proposed 'job tax'

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The Illinois Chamber says it has a number of problems with the “grand bargain” pending in the state’s senate, but one problem stands out — the tax for the “privilege of doing business in Illinois.”

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Cat posts loss for 2016; signs of recovery starting to emerge

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600px Caterpillar logoAfter reporting that 2016 ended with its first loss in several years and that 2017 would add to the string of challenging years, Caterpillar Inc. said it does see signs of recovery in many of its businesses and in areas of the world where it trades.

It will, however,...

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Roelfs named general manager at Transit District

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ROELFS DOUG resized for webDoug Roelfs will be the new General Manager of Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink), effective Feb. 1. 

Roelfs has been the Assistant General Manager of Operations for CityLink...

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Under consideration: A tax for doing business in Illinois

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From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

Part of the “grand bargain” to end the state’s budget impasse being heard in the state Senate are some new taxes.

One such tax is called...

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By the Numbers: African-American History Month

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census logoTo commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent,...

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Rauner pushes for term limits and reforms in State of State address

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Illinois’ governor continues his push for lawmakers to curb the power of powerful politicians through redistricting reform and legislative term limits, and he applauded leaders in the Senate for working toward a compromise package to end...

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