It’s Day 90 of the Illinois Hostage Crisis

(The following is the text of a talk Rich Whitney gave on September 27th at the Rally for Campaign Nonviolence in Carbondale.) As the State budget stalemate in Springfield drags on, I detect an unfortunate mix of complacency and exasperated…
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Why We Need the LaSalle Street Tax

Our State government has been in a long-term budget crisis – and the people are suffering dire consequences. After over a decade of cuts to education and critical social services, new Governor Rauner has proposed a budget that would cut…
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