DOUBEK: We have a whole lot more work to do to begin rebuilding our state.
An estimated $4.3 billion in revenue expected from the income tax hike isn’t going to help the state immediately
Even now, as we write this, we can’t feel entirely sure this stupidity is behind us.
On Sunday, we saw political courage. If more courage follows on Tuesday, Illinois might finally pull out of its free fall.
KADNER: A long-forgotten bit of history may well be a key reason Illinois is in such sorry financial shape it is today.
MARK BROWN: Lawmakers stared into the abyss, then ended up clasping hands in a surprise display of unity — and asked ratings agencies for a timeout.
EDITORIAL: Madigan won’t take a stand on the hard stuff of raising taxes, though all sides know higher taxes are necessary.