Brian Mackey

Illinois Statehouse Reporter

Brian Mackey covers Illinois state government and politics from the WUIS Statehouse bureau. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He can be reached at (217) 206-6020.


Settlement with Bank
10:29 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Money Coming in for Illinois Pensions

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois' pension funds will be getting $100 million in restitution from J.P. Morgan Chase.

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Bill Sent to Governor
7:09 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Coming to Illinois

Credit The Guardian

Supporters of same-sex marriage in Illinois have been pushing hard for legalization for the better part of a year.

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Spielberg Movie
6:43 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Props from Lincoln Movie Coming to Illinois

The final known photo of Abraham Lincoln

Springfield will soon have a bit of recent Hollywood history on display.

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High Court Ruling
5:18 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Justices Reject Illinois’ Amazon Tax

Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois Supreme Court struck down the so-called "Amazon tax."

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Moody’s Analysis
1:37 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Illinois Economy Slowly Improving

Credit Rich Egger

News about Illinois' economy is typically bleak, but at least one outside observer is seeing modest improvement.

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