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  • Naming names latest tactic in scholarship fight

     
    Monday, the Better Government Association posted online a “nice” list — a roster of members of the Illinois General Assembly who have voluntarily opted out of the controversial legislative scholarship program. That century-old perk...
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
  • Mayor Emanuel: Don't be That Guy

     
    During a meeting at the Tribune with reporters and members of our editorial board today, Ald. John Arena (45th) observed that the city's parking-meter deal has become a cautionary tale for municipalities around the country looking to privatize different...
  • Voters: It’s time to say ‘when’ to the insiders

     
    For those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......
  • Elevator inspections on slow track in Chicago

    Elevator inspections on slow track in Chicago
    May 7, 2009 There's a common saying around the downtown offices of Aileron Communications: Don't get on an elevator unless you've used the bathroom and have a cell phone. "All of my employees have been stuck in the elevator before in this building, once...
  • Milt Program Guide Jan 09

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST OPEN-LINE We’ll continue our discussion tonight of the Blagojevich scandal and take your phone calls.  Now that the dust has begun to settle, are you still certain Blagojevich should be impeached and convicted of a crime?...
  • Camera firm's links questioned

    A red-light camera company seeking business from Berwyn has had links to a politically connected lawyer who does legal work for the city and has contributed to the mayor's political campaign. A document provided by the Illinois secretary of state's...
  • Sunday Papers - 12/13/09 - Edition 541

    It's a Houli Dooley Christmas at the Irish American Heritage Center. Village Tavern in Long Grove Go to Lake Geneva for the Dancing Horses Christmas Show. Rick Talks with Andy Shaw about the The Better Government Association .
  • Civil debate conceals rivals' tensions

    The seven Republican governor candidates used a debate Wednesday night to try to distinguish themselves as the best to bring new leadership to Springfield, vowing to create jobs to counter Democratic calls to raise taxes. Little new ground was broken...
  • Whose relatives got clouted into U. of I.?

    Whose relatives got clouted into U. of I.?
    A relative of Chicago Ald. Frank Olivo's didn't have the required grades for a specialized accounting program at the University of Illinois but got accepted anyway after Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's office intervened. Another applicant -- the...
  • Will U. of I. probe have clout?

    Gov. Pat Quinn launched an investigation into University of Illinois admissions practices Wednesday amid concerns that the inquiry would be led by a toothless state-run task force. The governor charged the commission with examining how lawmakers and...