An attempted coup against President Gorbachev was one of the key events in the fall of the Soviet Union. Communist hardliners tried to force out the president, but their failure ultimately paved the way for even more radical reforms.
Ill. Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka said Thursday that lawmakers need to take action or the state next summer could end the budget year with another huge backlog of bills. Topinka said Illinois government is still paying bills that date back to April.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is sending more signals that he wants changes to a controversial gambling measure. For Quinn, the lobbying has never let up since lawmakers passed a casino expansion package in the spring.
A coalition of activist groups in Illinois say they support the state's decision to deny tax exemptions for three non-profit hospitals.The Illinois Department of Revenue ruled yesterday that Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and Decatur Memorial Hospi
President Barack Obama says it likely will be another year to 18 months before home prices start rising again and sales start to pick up.But he says the federal government can't accomplish that alone, and will need support from the banking industry and others to make