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2015/08/01 18:26
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Senators nonetheless will have to sweat over a tricky vote when they return to the Capitol on Tuesday — whether to reject a pay increase for themselves and violate the state Constitution, as the House...
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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...
2015/07/30 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 17:51
2015/07/30 17:51
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Democrats Maneuver for Illinois House Seat Duckworth is mulling a Senate bid in Illinois. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Rep. Tammy Duckworth has not officially announced her 2016 intentions,...
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 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 22:14
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July 27, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times Make gun laws work the way they're supposed to Half the guns used by criminals in Illinois gush in from states that do an even lousier job than Illinois of keeping...
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 03:30
2015/07/29 03:30
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Updated: Tuesday, July 28 2015, 10:22 PM CDT The state has now gone four weeks without a budget. In that time, the Governor's Office has repeatedly called out lawmakers for taking a pay...
2015/07/29 03:08
2015/07/29 03:08
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New publications for the summer of 2015 certainly have some interesting titles. One new book is simply titled “Adrift.” Another, “The Festival of Insignificance.” Other titles: “Uprooted,” “Finders...
2015/07/28 21:10
2015/07/28 21:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House has voted to suspend the annual cost of living increase for legislators this year. The automatic wage increase would cost the state more than $200,000. The...
2015/07/28 20:13
2015/07/28 20:13
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The Illinois House on Tuesday voted to repeal the annual cost-of-living increase that bumped up lawmakers' salaries as Democrats who control the chamber tried to blunt Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's...
2015/07/28 15:24
2015/07/28 15:24
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MARION — Legislation to create a transit hub to create transportation availability to and from the Marion Veterans Administration has been signed into law.State Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton) sponsored...
2015/07/28 12:20
2015/07/28 12:20
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SPRINGFIELD — With state funding an annual guessing game, the University of Illinois is pitching a new idea to state lawmakers: provide a stable, multi-year funding plan in exchange for keeping...
2015/07/28 04:26
2015/07/28 04:26
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And perhaps if the sky was green, then grass might be blue. For starters, what the governor said was highly doubtful. It’s not as if the absence of Madigan would free Senate President John Cullerton...
2015/07/27 18:40
2015/07/27 18:40
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CHICAGO -- As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she'll keep doing it once she loses her state-subsidized child care. A few...
2015/07/27 14:30
2015/07/27 14:30
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It looks like the budget impasse will stretch into August. The House is back in session this week, but the Senate isn't set to return until August 4th. Senate President John Cullerton has called on...
2015/07/26 22:13
2015/07/26 22:13
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The 6200 block of South Rockwell Street is an odd place to discover a potential breakthrough in this summer's standoff between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan. Like a lot of...
2015/07/26 00:13
2015/07/26 00:13
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More bad news for Chicago (and Illinois) taxpayers arrived Friday morning in a 35-page, double-sided packet. On one of the last pages: "The entire Act is void." Cook County Circuit Court Judge Rita...
2015/08/01 18:26
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