While Cook County battles in court to impose a tax on sweetened beverages, so-called soda taxes are popping up across the country.Cook County would be the biggest place to impose the tax, following in the footsteps of Albany, Berkeley and Oakland in California, Philadelphia, and Boulder, Colorado. San Francisco and...
Some 900,000 foreign students come to this country after American colleges accept them — and their rupees, pounds, euros and rubles. The students then graduate, and the United States boots them out just when they’re ready to be productive. A cruel trick, columnist Neil Steinberg writes.
'Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday staunchly defended his decision to gut his staff and replace them with members of a conservative think tank — declaring he's still the one calling the shots.'“I don't care about partisanship, and nobody tells me what my policies are,” Rauner said.'“Nobody.”'Tina Sfondeles reports.
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