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Rick Perry’s Texas giveaways

The soon-to-be U.S. energy secretary doled out billions in grants and tax incentives for corporations while governor of Texas. One $30 million grant went to an energy group that turned out to be a phantom. By Alec MacGillis ProPublica…

Let’s play, ‘Pick a County Administrator!’

By John Guevara  Contributor  For the first time in nearly four decades, Winnebago County will have a new County Administrator. County Administrator Steve Chapman has retired and the Board will vote on his replacement and a new CFO,…

Rauner made more than $188M last year

Staff Report  Gov. Bruce Rauner more than tripled his income during his first year in office, according to income tax returns his office released Friday. The first-term Republican and his wife showed income showed income of more than…