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2014/07/23 05:13
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Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday is expected to approve a $5.8 billion operating budget that for a second year cuts funds to traditional neighborhood schools while also relying on a one-time...
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2014/07/23 04:14
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ROCKFORD (WREX) - A promise to help with tuition for a promise to go to college in the community. It's a program Rockford city council is considering for area schoolchildren called the Lincoln Promise...
2014/07/22 20:13
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would provide oversight of the largely unregulated industry of ride-sharing, including requiring...
2014/07/21 10:40
2014/07/21 10:40
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If there were a morgue for failed suburban referendum requests, many of its drawers would be filled with home-rule measures. Over the past 20 years, a large majority ballot measures seeking home rule...
2014/07/21 04:50
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The people of Illinois should be proud of recent action by our elected officials to correct glaring deficiencies in state law that have for years penalized military parents seeking to enroll their...
2014/07/19 20:12
2014/07/19 20:12
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Can part of the answer really be to lower some state criminal�penalties? Yep, and the reasons are pretty simple. We're not locking up enough truly dangerous people for long enough. Doing so would put...
2014/07/18 21:46
2014/07/18 21:46
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A stretch of road in Chicago has been named after late former South African President Nelson Mandela. Gov. Pat Quinn attended the dedication Friday, which would have been Mandela's 96th birthday....
2014/07/17 22:12
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Play by the rules, Uber Here in Illinois and across the country, multibillion-dollar companies like Uber are fighting for exemption from the public-safety protections that all licensed commercial...
2014/07/17 17:50
2014/07/17 17:50
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PIASA – The Southwestern School Board held a public hearing and then voted to apply for a waiver to allow students of non-resident full time employees to send their children to Southwestern schools...
2014/07/14 21:12
2014/07/14 21:12
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Exelon petitions New York to rescue ailing nuclear plant Before Exelon Corp. gets to the business of persuading state lawmakers to rescue three money-losing nuclear power plants in Illinois, it's got...
2014/07/14 14:13
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Days after Chicago marked a violent Fourth of July weekend, Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly reiterated their support for tighter gun laws, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. “I’ve seen firsthand...
2014/07/14 02:11
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Governor Pat Quinn, joined by Congresswoman Robin Kelly, visited the site of a recent fatal shooting in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood to urge legislators to stand with families and communities...
2014/07/11 21:12
2014/07/11 21:12
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Moody's says Illinois Supreme Court casts doubt on pension reform A Wall Street credit rating agency said a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that upheld constitutional protection for the...
2014/07/09 03:14
2014/07/09 03:14
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise Chicago's minimum wage would mean bigger pay checks for thousands of Chicagoans. But critics complain it could end up costing some workers their jobs, especially if...
2014/07/08 19:46
2014/07/08 19:46
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While they said it's a step in the right direction, there were some on Tuesday looking at a panel's recommendation to raise Chicago's minimum wage by more than $4 an hour with a bit of...
2014/07/08 05:50
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The groups that oversee prep sports in many states make their records public, while the Illinois High School Association has resisted calls for greater transparency in its handling of extracurricular...
2014/07/08 02:13
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Between 6 pm Thursday and Monday morning, 15 people were shot and killed, with at least 58 others wounded. There’s outrage in the hardest hit neighborhoods. The mayor prayed and walked with relatives...
2014/07/05 20:12
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Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider | Photo: Stephen J. Serio The party led by a wealthy financier is starting the summer campaign season at a nearly 2-to-1 fundraising...
2014/07/03 14:42
2014/07/03 14:42
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Bryce Harper returned to the Washington Nationals on Monday after missing more than two months with a torn thumb ligament, and his presence had an immediate impact on their lineup. Facing the Colorado...
2014/06/29 21:29
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... A former state's attorney, legislator and appellate court justice, Tom Homer is ending a decade-long tenure this month as the first watchdog of the Illinois General Assembly — proud of helping move...
2014/07/23 05:13
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