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  • Quinn looks to end 'say to play' voting

     
    Let's pass a long overdue law to allow voters to participate in primary elections without having to publicly declare their party affiliation.... Pat Quinn in Wednesday's state of the state speech As you probably know, to participate in a primary......
  • U. of I. tuition to go up 6.9 percent this fall

    University of Illinois trustees today approved a 6.9 percent tuition increase for the fall. New students at the Urbana-Champaign campus will pay $11,104 a year in tuition, while UIC students will pay $9,764 and students at the Springfield campus will...
  • Attorney general aide: U. of I. flouting law

    Attorney general aide: U. of I. flouting law
    As a student reporter at the Daily Illini newspaper, Jennifer Wheeler tried to use the state's open records law last May to get the results of class evaluations filled out by students. In six weeks, she will graduate from the Urbana-Champaign campus...
  • Backlogs, leniency on new public records law

    Backlogs, leniency on new public records law
    Attorney General Lisa Madigan has used her broad new authority over public records disputes to whittle at Illinois' long-standing culture of secrecy, but lax enforcement and a suffocating backlog of cases have left many citizens waiting in vain for the...
  • Len Small: Perhaps the dirtiest Illinois governor of them all

    Len Small: Perhaps the dirtiest Illinois governor of them all
    Illinois voters have a weak track record. Or maybe we pick honest people who quickly get corrupted once in power. Or maybe we're just unlucky. The facts are these: Since 1900, we have elected 20 men as the state's chief executive. Six of them —...
  • Globally Recognized Scholar and Biographer of Abraham Lincoln to Speak at Rockford College

    Globally Recognized Scholar and Biographer of Abraham Lincoln to Speak at Rockford College
    Michael Burlingame, globally recognized scholar and biographer of Abraham Lincoln will present his talk, "Lincoln: the Indispensable Man" at Rockford College. Dr. Burlingame is currently holder of the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in...
  • Legislative scholarships flowed to top union lobbyist's kids

    Legislative scholarships flowed to top union lobbyist's kids
    — Steven Preckwinkle's one day of subbing became a symbol of Illinois' troubled pension system after that work qualified him for significant state teacher retirement benefits. The political director of the Illinois Federation of Teachers can base...
  • Many find their way into state's higher education pension system

    For a few days' work proctoring exams in 1999 at a Downstate community college, Raymond Roskos Jr. earned $364. He'll be paid much more later. That brief service in the state higher education system is all it took to qualify Roskos to eventually draw a...
  • Chicago area has most corruption convictions in nation, UIC study says

    Chicago area has most corruption convictions in nation, UIC study says
    The Chicago area logged the most public corruption convictions of any federal jurisdiction in the United States during the past 36 years, according to a report released today by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Federal prosecutors secured a total...
  • 2 teachers union lobbyists teach for a day to qualify for hefty pensions

    2 teachers union lobbyists teach for a day to qualify for hefty pensions
    Two lobbyists with no prior teaching experience were allowed to count their years as union employees toward a state teacher pension once they served a single day of subbing in 2007, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has found. Steven Preckwinkle, the...
  • Durbin seeks changes in justice system that lets felons flee country

    Durbin seeks changes in justice system that lets felons flee country
    Citing an ongoing Chicago Tribune investigation, Illinois Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin today urged Attorney General Eric Holder to fix breakdowns in America’s criminal justice system that allow growing numbers of criminal suspects to flee the...