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Rashada Dawan and Kevin Pollack in the roles of Chaz and Roger Ebert in 'The Black White Love Play', now playing at Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater.
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Ebert Romance Captured On Stage

'The Black White Love Play', an original musical written by Jackie Taylor, CEO of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, delves into the courtship of Roger and Chaz Ebert, and their more than 20 years of marriage. 

Handouts from Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger illustrating the state's bill backlog.
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Comptroller: Illinois Just Scraping By On Bills

It's been nine months since Illinois' income tax rate dropped when a temporary tax hike rolled back on January first. And though the state is operating without a budget, Illinois is already spending over 90 percent of what it spent last year...which has already led to a cash shortage.