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  • Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down

    Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
  • Illinois Senate soundly defeats Madigan pension reform plan

    Illinois Senate soundly defeats Madigan pension reform plan
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate tonight overwhelmingly defeated a major overhaul of the state's heavily indebted government worker pension systems, throwing into question whether cost-saving reforms will be approved before Friday night’s...
  • General Assembly overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill

    General Assembly overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill
    SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers made Illinois the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms in two quick votes Tuesday that formalized the deepening rift between Gov. Pat Quinn and the legislature. The House and Senate voted to override Quinn's...
  • Best hope for gay marriage foes? Pseudonyms

     
    If Hollywood decides many years from now to make an epic motion picture detailing the fight for gay marriage in Illinois, perhaps the film director will mercifully change Sen. Christine Radogno to "Sen. Christine Randolph," and Sen. James Meeks to......
  • They cannot stand Pat. But right's move to oust state GOP chair doomed to backfire

     
    Here's guessing that when the state's top Democrats gather these days, they're superstitiously avoiding mention of the coup attempt brewing in the Illinois GOP. Goodness knows they don't want to jinx it. The Illinois Republican State Central Committee has...
  • Deadline could backfire on gun-control advocates

     
    Wednesday's print column Talk about the Wild West. Imagine officials of more than 200 local home-rule units of government in Illinois — trustees, aldermen, councilors, commissioners, most of them part-timers — suddenly and urgently...
  • Quinn: No Guantanamo detainees in Illinois

    WASHINGTON--Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he and Sen. Dick Durbin are seeking a letter from the White House saying the vacant state prison in Thomson would not house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so plans could advance to sell the facility to...
  • Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid

    Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid
    Gov. Pat Quinn today outlined his plan to overhaul the state’s health care system for the poor, an approach that includes a $1-a-pack hike in cigarette taxes coupled with deep cuts that will sharply curtail services. The governor repeatedly has...
  • Republicans slam Democrats on anniversary of Illinois tax hike

    Republicans slam Democrats on anniversary of Illinois tax hike
    It’s been one year since Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed off on a 67 percent income tax rate increase and Republican legislative leaders didn’t let the milestone pass in silence, gathering Thursday to warn that the temporary hike will...
  • Edward Derwinski dies at 85; first VA secretary

    Edward Derwinski dies at 85; first VA secretary
    Edward Derwinski, who represented Chicago's south side and adjoining suburbs in Congress for nearly a quarter-century before becoming the nation's first secretary of Veterans Affairs, died Sunday of cancer at a nursing home in Oak Brook, Ill., his...
  • State deal reached to keep Tinley mental health center, other facilities open for time being

    State deal reached to keep Tinley mental health center, other facilities open for time being
    SPRINGFIELD — Tinley Park Mental Health Center and six other state facilities would stay open in the short term and nearly 1,900 layoffs would be avoided under a deal struck Monday night, according to leading Democrats and Republicans. The outline...