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2014/10/23 17:40
2014/10/23 17:40
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The suburban Democratic state lawmaker who controls the fate of a controversial school funding proposal that has scared superintendents throughout the suburbs says she won't push it forward until at...
2014/10/23 17:40
2014/10/23 17:40
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2014/10/23 16:13
2014/10/23 16:13
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political organization kicked in $175,000 this week to Gov. Pat Quinn's late push to try to beat back the election challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner — part of...
2014/10/23 13:47
2014/10/23 13:47
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The Quincy School Board passed a resolution Wednesday in support of legislation that would revamp the state's school aid formula. By passing the resolution, the board is joining forces with a...
2014/10/22 12:46
2014/10/22 12:46
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis are set to meet for the first debate of the U.S. Senate race. The candidates are scheduled to face off Wednesday at a debate...
2014/10/22 04:24
2014/10/22 04:24
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This year, we were successful in securing economic development initiatives. � We were happy to announce the successful transfer of the Thomson Prison to the federal government. This brought in $140...
2014/10/21 21:17
2014/10/21 21:17
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As a retired school principal, a grandparent of a 2-year-old who will attend public school in the suburbs, a property taxpayer, and someone who cares deeply about education, I am concerned about...
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2014/10/20 21:13
2014/10/20 21:13
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Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election. It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19...
2014/10/19 21:13
2014/10/19 21:13
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President Barack Obama on Sunday night is scheduled to launch an all-out effort by Democrats to push voters toward the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to...
2014/10/17 23:13
2014/10/17 23:13
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Six years ago we struggled with an endorsement for a U.S. Senate seat. We recalled the last time an Illinoisan rose to the top of the Senate: Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, a Republican,...
2014/10/17 04:24
2014/10/17 04:24
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Those installing the machines, which accept cash but typically pay out coupons or credits that can be used for online purchases, exploit a loophole in Illinois law that legislators have not closed,...
2014/10/17 03:47
2014/10/17 03:47
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With just weeks to go before the elections, races are heating up as candidates try to get their messages out to voters. The big races, U.S. Senate, House, and Governor's get a lot of attention, but...
2014/10/17 01:13
2014/10/17 01:13
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Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer...
2014/10/16 03:54
2014/10/16 03:54
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Durbin, who was first elected to the Senate in 1996, says he is running for re-election so he can continue “working to expand and lift up the middle class,” noting Illinois needs a strong voice at...
2014/10/15 22:45
2014/10/15 22:45
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The House has 233 Republicans and 200 Democrats. Each party should pick up one more seat when two vacancies are filled. Going into the election, the GOP edge was 242-193. Senate Democrats will have a...
2014/10/15 10:40
2014/10/15 10:40
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Questions about property taxes, sports practice schedules and the safety of artificial turf were on the minds of people at a meeting Tuesday night about the Nov. 4 Batavia school district...
2014/10/15 05:26
2014/10/15 05:26
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The statement was part of a running theme at the Tuesday forum, which was one of several state Sen. Pam Althoff, R-McHenry, has put on to raise awareness of Senate Bill 16. The forum featured two...
2014/10/14 16:10
2014/10/14 16:10
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If Senate Bill 16 is enacted, schools in Anthony’s district; which includes portions of Kendall, Will, Grundy and LaSalle counties; stand to lose more than $1.134 million in total funding. The bill...
2014/10/14 00:13
2014/10/14 00:13
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the middle class needs help. He supports raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, closing the pay gap between men and women and stopping major corporations...
2014/10/12 22:40
2014/10/12 22:40
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There are some positive things to say about the plan Metra announced last week to increase fares in support of a systematic and thorough program to upgrade and maintain the trains. Metra...
2014/10/11 10:40
2014/10/11 10:40
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Many are surprised that the Equal Rights Amendment, which guarantees the Equality of rights for women, had not passed and become part of our country's Constitution. With your encouragement Illinois...
2014/10/23 17:40
2014/10/23 17:40
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