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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner conceded defeat Tuesday night as Democrat J.B. Pritzker claimed the governorship of Illinois, capturing 59 percent of the vote to Rauner’s 35 percent.
House Speaker Mike Madigan has provided a combined $15 million in funding to dozens of state representatives currently holding office, the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) reports.
Illinois ranks fourth nationwide in terms of outmigration, according to recent data from Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this weak overturning a decades-old decision allowing unions to charge non-members for lobbying seems to belong a world away, ideologically, from the one in 1977 that said such fees were constitutional.
Inflation and a dwindling tax base have forced the city of Decatur to pass a budget for next year with a $3 million shortfall, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.