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2015/08/01 13:13
2015/08/01 13:13
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Chicago taxpayers shouldn't be forced to choose between educating our children and paying for the retirement of our teachers. But that's the position we're in today. This week, Illinois Senate...
2015/08/01 13:13
2015/08/01 13:13
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2015/07/31 20:13
2015/07/31 20:13
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... -- Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide. On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court rules that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. * Status of...
2015/07/30 19:13
2015/07/30 19:13
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Seven years ago, the Rev. James Meeks, then a state senator, persuaded 1,000 Chicago parents to keep their children out of class on the first day of school. Instead, the students rode buses to New...
2015/07/30 17:12
2015/07/30 17:12
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Sometimes, if you beat your head against a wall long enough, a light will go on and you'll get lucky. That appears to be the situation with today's news that the Chicago Blackhawks finally will open...
2015/07/30 14:46
2015/07/30 14:46
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Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton says he's decided not to run for Congress to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Cullerton is a first-term Democratic senator from Villa Park. He tells the...
2015/07/30 12:20
2015/07/30 12:20
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Today is Thursday, July 30, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago: In 1915: Merchants and property owners in the south side of Monticello's downtown square are preparing...
2015/07/30 00:13
2015/07/30 00:13
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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton spent an hour with the Tribune Editorial Board on Wednesday. There were no injuries. Cullerton came with an agenda — more on that in a minute — and endured our...
2015/07/29 23:13
2015/07/29 23:13
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This week has brought more grim news for Chicago taxpayers. Fitch Ratings on Monday downgraded the debt of Chicago Public Schools to junk status. It was not a surprise. Moody's Investors Service...
2015/07/29 18:12
2015/07/29 18:12
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Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to expand the sales tax to services seemingly dropped to the wayside, until a telephone call from his office. Five statewide organizations representing businesses as...
2015/07/29 02:40
2015/07/29 02:40
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A Republican fundraiser and failed candidate for governor withdrew a comment to Crain's Chicago Business that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk should abandon his 2016 re-election because he could "cause collateral...
2015/07/26 21:14
2015/07/26 21:14
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This Sunday, July 26, marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act which ensures the civil rights of people with disabilities. As part of this celebration Governor Bruce Rauner...
2015/07/26 14:29
2015/07/26 14:29
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Many people are trying to define President Barack Obama's legacy on the basis of his White House years. This is the norm. However, to those who have followed keenly the trajectory of Obama's path to...
2015/07/25 22:13
2015/07/25 22:13
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... -- Here is a look at the life of Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois who is serving a 14-year prison term. Personal: Birth date: December 10, 1956 Birth place: Chicago,...
2015/07/25 20:10
2015/07/25 20:10
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Justin Kaufmann and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) ×Senator Dick Durbin: “If we can use diplomacy to reach our goal and not threaten American lives, not engage in another war, that should always be...
2015/07/24 19:13
2015/07/24 19:13
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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton stood next to a colorful budget chart recently and explained how House Speaker Michael Madigan is right and Gov. Bruce Rauner is wrong. I couldn't see his...
2015/07/23 01:13
2015/07/23 01:13
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A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months,...
2015/07/23 00:08
2015/07/23 00:08
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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale attorney Sharee Langenstein says she'll run for the Illinois Senate seat currently occupied by Luechtefeld of Okawville. Her announcement for the District 58 Illinois Senate...
2015/07/22 17:45
2015/07/22 17:45
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CHICAGO–Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is throwing the ball back in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s court to do something to end the state’s budget impasse. In a Wednesday morning news conference,...
2015/07/22 17:13
2015/07/22 17:13
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The Illinois House has passed a resolution to rename part of U.S. Route 24 in central Illinois after retired Chicago White Sox star Jim Thome. Thome is a native of Peoria. The resolution that passed...
2015/07/22 00:59
2015/07/22 00:59
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CHICAGO (AP) - Highlights from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's political career and legal saga: 1993: Blagojevich begins a three-year stint as an Illinois House...
2015/08/01 13:13
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