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  • Officials eye allowing liquor licensees to hold office

    A Naperville City Council candidate who put his campaign on hiatus so he could press to have a local legal glitch addressed will have his effort move forward to the council members this week. Jimmy Bergeron, who holds the liquor licenses for Jimmy's...
  • Forum on school funding planned for April at Sandburg High School

    Consolidated High School District 230 will host a forum in April to discuss a bill that aims to change the way state awards funding to Illinois school districts, board president Rick Nogal announced at a school board meeting on Thursday. The School...
  • City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign

    City Council candidate's nonprofit poses complications for campaign
    Tomas O'Grady faces a delicate balancing act as he makes his second bid for a spot on the Los Angeles City Council. For nearly four years he has run EnrichLA, a nonprofit that builds school gardens and figures prominently in his stump speeches. And...
  • Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance

     Mayoral candidates urged to back sick leave ordinance
    Chicago labor and community groups are calling on mayoral candidates to support an ordinance that would allow workers to earn five to nine days of paid sick leave. Nearly 82 percent of Chicago voters Tuesday supported paid leave in a nonbinding...
  • State eyes more secure driver's license to avoid flying restrictions

    State eyes more secure driver's license to avoid flying restrictions
    Illinois is working on a plan to bring state driver's licenses up to federal security standards before new air travel restrictions kick in next year. Currently, Illinois licenses and identification cards do not meet minimum standards mandated by the...
  • Gregg: Leave common construction wage law in place

    Folks who know me well know I love history. History is a great teacher — and what happened last week in the Indiana House of Representatives reminded me of that. In the darkest days of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt passed...
  • Telephone deregulation bill passes Kentucky House

    The Kentucky House passed a bill Tuesday aimed at freeing telephone companies from maintaining their landline networks in urban areas, handing the industry a key victory in its long push for deregulation. Industry executives say the result would spur...
  • Hogan's school reform has potential — and pitfalls

    There's a lot of good in Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal to reform Maryland's charter school law. It provides additional flexibility for charters to pursue innovative academic models, allows the possibility that the schools could be established in districts...
  • Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws

    Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws
    Victims of domestic violence face eviction from their apartments under crime-free housing laws for repeatedly calling police to report abusive spouses, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. In response to those concerns, state...
  • Wisconsin legislative committee approves right-to-work bill

    The state Senate's labor committee has approved a Republican right-to-work bill, sending the measure on to the full Senate for a vote. The GOP-controlled committee voted 3-1 along party lines to approve the bill after listening to more than eight hours...
  • Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

    It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat...