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The Center Square -- formerly known as Watchdog.org and the Illinois News Network -- and their reporters represent 18 states across the United States as the taxpayers' watchdog, exposing the way government really works.

Illinois fair maps
Bipartisan group of lawmakers, advocacy groups push for Illinois fair map amendment

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) — A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and.

Iowa caucuses
Iowa caucuses Monday night as another candidate drops out

DES MOINES (The Center Square) — After months of campaigning and hundreds of millions of.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania lawmakers debate participating in regional transportation, climate program

HARRISBURG (The Center Square) — Pennsylvania’s preliminary participation in a regional program that calls for greater.

Don Harmon
Don Harmon elected Illinois Senate President, succeeding John Cullerton

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) — Democrats elected state Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) to be Illinois’.

Illinois pay raises
Illinois lawmaker files bill to end automatic pay raises for legislators

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) — A state lawmaker has filed a bill to end automatic pay.

Sullivan
Pritzker fires Ag director Sullivan, had knowledge of 2012 ‘rape in Champaign’ email

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker fired Illinois Department of Agriculture Director John Sullivan for.

Illinois truck
Illinois to begin replacing pickup truck plates in 2020

SPRINGFIELD (The Center Square) — Trucks in Illinois with older license plates will soon need new.

Illinois
Restoration work on Illinois landmark completed with private donations, $350,000 from state

OREGON, Ill. (The Center Square) — Restoration work is complete on a northern Illinois landmark. The.

New Hampshire tax
New Hampshire retailers voice opposition to new tax on electronic devices

CONCORD, N.H. (The Center Square) — Advocates for New Hampshire retailers have voiced strong opposition.

Illinois moving
Population loss in Illinois more than 51,000 in 2019, most lost in decade

(The Center Square) — Illinois lost nearly 105,000 people in net domestic migration from 2018.