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pjohnf - Statehouse Insider: Relax. It’s almost over - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If the Governor's election is close, Quinn wins because Chicago and Cook County will have enough dead voters and double voters to carry the day for Quinn.
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And I didn't say anything about one political party or the other, did I? Stupidity is one of those very few things that truly knows no party bounds.
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Voter fraud in Illinois, who knew? And it always seems to happen in democrat controlled areas, why is that? Seems we need more than voter photo ID to ensure we have honest and fair elections in Illinois. Makes one wonder who gets your vote when your ballot goes into the machine in Adams County since you can't see the result?
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All politicians give away our tax dollars but in Illinois it seems democrats do it more often. Oh that's right Quinn and the democrats have controlled and run Illinois into the ground for the last 12 years. The uninformed voters in Illinois won't see the corruption in this Christmas in October give away but they should see it for what it is, vote buying with their tax dollars.
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yea, paying for armed security guards to go door to door intimidating people to withdraw their name from the Libertarian petition. Doesn't matter what party he is in he's definitely a Chicago gangster. And saying he is better than Quinn is like voting between a Turd sandwich and a soggy turd sandwich, no thanks.

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Illinois lawmakers are set to meet Friday morning in Chicago to consider possible reforms to a controversial state tax credit program. 

Critics of the program known as EDGE point out how companies have qualified for millions of dollars in incentives even as they laid off hundreds of workers or failed to create promised jobs. Concerns also have been raised over the lack of information made public on negotiated deals and how special tax breaks largely go to big companies.

A case in point is Motorola Mobility, which laid off more than 1,000 workers in 2012 and fell below its requirement to retain at least 2,500 jobs but was still eligible for a tax credit worth about $11 million.

The company has said its incentive is assessed and disbursed quarterly, allowing it to draw a credit for the quarters it meets its job retention commitments. Motorola Mobility is the only one allowed to draw credits quarterly, according to a spokesman with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, which administers the program. And it doesn't have to create a single job, according to its contract with the state.

The Libertyville-based company, owned by Google, is among nine companies in the program allowed to keep their employees' tax withholdings. Archer Daniels Midland and Office Depot were among a half a dozen companies that failed to get that special incentive last year.

Since the EDGE program was created in 1999, the state has pledged more than $800 million in tax incentives to about 300 companies. Nearly half of those pledges were made in 2011 and 2012. The large increase is partly due to more companies joining the program and to the rise in the personal income tax rate, a factor in determining the value of the incentive.

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