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New Coalition Forming to Push Tax Increase


By Ryan Keith

The state budget picture isn’t pretty, and it’s only going to get worse as the year goes on. State workers face layoffs, service providers face deep cuts and late-paid bills, and schools and other vital services are bracing for the worst.

A bunch of vocal advocates are coming together for the first time to put a new level of pressure on state lawmakers for what they see as a definitive, long-term answer.

Push for Formation of Consumer Financial Protection Agency


Consumer advocates and the Illinois attorney general are pushing for an independent federal Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

A life-or-death issue - 'People should not die because they cannot get health care'


By Nicholas P. Alajakis

It's a situation Lake County Coroner Dr. Richard Keller sees all-too-often.

More online Read President Obama's 615-page health-care plan at

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