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It’s the billions beyond the Cabinet who matter the most

By DENNIS GRUBAUGHA few years ago, I was looking over a Social Security Administration recap of my lifetime earnings and was astounded to see that I had passed a coveted plateau. I had made my first million dollars.    Alas, by that point, I had also spent my fortune, and more, dethroned by the essentials of…

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Approve required school funding, rein in property tax monster

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton and Minority Leader Christine Radogno have announced a “Grand Bargain” on the two-year-old budget stalemate and they’re moving quickly to push it through the Senate. At this point, no one knows what Mike Madigan thinks about it so this may all go for naught. But,…

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