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  • Illinois lawmakers pass eavesdropping fix, bobcat hunting season

    Illinois lawmakers pass eavesdropping fix, bobcat hunting season
    The Illinois Senate on Thursday wrapped up its work for the year, leaving the Capitol after sending Gov. Pat Quinn measures that would create a bobcat hunting season in Illinois and put in place new rules regarding eavesdropping.
  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...

    After Burge kept pension, Illinois House votes to curb funds for crooks

    After Burge kept pension, Illinois House votes to curb funds for crooks
    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 board had approved payments. The bill is inspired by...

    Rauner is evidently not a detail guy

    Rauner is evidently not a detail guy
    From today's front-page story "Nursing home trial may trouble Rauner campaign" [GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner]  touts his financial acumen at GTCR while repeatedly professing little knowledge about the inner workings of companies built by his...

    Alvarez lets Simon go and lets Devine off the hook

    Alvarez lets Simon go and lets Devine off the hook
    "I'm not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon. Indeed she was not. She was there to criticize others —...