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2014/11/24 16:05
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HINSDALE – Members of the Hinsdale Central High School’s IHSA State Championship teams visited the state’s capital Thursday to join the Illinois House of Representatives for the adoption of House...
2014/11/24 16:05
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2014/11/24 12:12
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Michael Madigan is confronting the drawbacks of power. The Illinois House speaker could spend some of his vast political capital on an ambitious Democratic agenda to tackle the state's tough...
2014/11/24 11:42
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This newspaper has been featuring front-page stories on Senate Bill 16 hearings in the Illinois House. This was the bill passed by the Senate last spring and sets up a new funding formula/scheme for...
2014/11/21 22:46
2014/11/21 22:46
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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Democratic Party's powerful gatekeeper, tends to keep endorsements for Chicago mayor close to the vest—at least in recent years. This fall, however, the...
2014/11/21 14:47
2014/11/21 14:47
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Legislation that would make firefighter staffing levels subject to a potential arbitrator ruling is now on the way to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk after the Illinois Senate approved the bill Thursday. The...
2014/11/21 12:12
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Business has Obama's back on immigration Immigrants earn nearly one in four science-related degrees at Illinois universities. President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration is a welcome...
2014/11/21 11:40
2014/11/21 11:40
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In the summer of 1982 in Illinois, the deadline that required 38 states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment was quickly approaching. With 35 ratified, Illinois was one of just three more states...
2014/11/21 00:40
2014/11/21 00:40
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With their votes on union-sponsored legislation involving firefighter contracts, lawmakers in the Illinois House and Senate have given some clear and none-too-pleasant signals of what they think about...
2014/11/20 02:13
2014/11/20 02:13
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The Illinois House voted Wednesday to give the attorney general the ability to go to court to stop future cases in which a pension is being paid to a convicted public official even if a retirement...
2014/11/19 20:04
2014/11/19 20:04
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has voted to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that allows governments to charge higher fees for large public records requests. Legislators...
2014/11/19 19:44
2014/11/19 19:44
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CHICAGO (AP) - The head of the Illinois Republican Party says Tom Cross ran a "tough, hard-fought" race against Democrat Mike Frerichs. Cross conceded the close contest Wednesday, saying he called...
2014/11/19 11:40
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Watchdogs question if Naperville councilmen can serve The authors of a government watchdog website called Illinois Leaks are challenging the eligibility of two Naperville City Council members to...
2014/11/19 04:14
2014/11/19 04:14
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Non-profit looking for mentors to help RPS become 'All Stars'Non-profit looking for mentors to help RPS become 'All Stars' Fundraisers are a great way to bring in money. Friend-raisers bring the...
2014/11/18 23:13
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Lawmakers discuss state's school fundingLawmakers discuss state's school funding Illinois lawmakers are set to consider a proposed school funding formula that would direct more state money to poorer...
2014/11/18 11:40
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A remarkable Election Day is now two weeks behind us, giving this professor time to reflect on both past and future for Illinois. Here are some of my thoughts. Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo once...
2014/11/18 11:40
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State lawmakers are set to return to Springfield today and start the postelection debate over a controversial proposal to change how Illinois' school money gets handed out. Top Democrats involved...
2014/11/18 06:26
2014/11/18 06:26
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But, hey, more competition is probably good for the system, so long as it doesn’t escalate into Blagojevichian levels of utter insanity. But the governor-elect might want to also take a few minutes...
2014/11/18 05:24
2014/11/18 05:24
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Election officials have until today to finish counting ballots in the race between Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs. Cross’s campaign has alleged that hundreds of voters in suburban...
2014/11/15 10:24
2014/11/15 10:24
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Get ready for an Uber debate in Springfield next week. State lawmakers are gearing up for an attempt to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto on legislation that would have imposed statewide regulations on...
2014/11/15 04:40
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It’s a dynamic that could work out in both parties’ favor – and for the state’s fiscal situation – if they meet halfway instead of giving into stalemates and standoffs, said Kent Redfield, a political...
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