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  • Open thread, the Week in Review

    I've been exceedingly remiss about posting open threads for commenters. My excuses are varied and tedious and unpersuasive, I'm sure, but some of it is that I'm seeing the forum for public discussion and debate of issues continue to flow into social media...
  • Gov. Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn

    Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is necessary for talent. The Republican has blasted Illinois' spending and state worker salaries as excessive....
  • Basil leaves board early to take state position

    Basil leaves board early to take state position
    Mike Basil, who joined the Wilmette Village Board in 2007 on a pro-business platform, has stepped down three months shy of his expected exit date to take a position in new Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration. Basil announced his departure at the end of...
  • Former Arlington Heights mayor to join horse racing board following O'Hare noise, Metra boards

     Former Arlington Heights mayor to join horse racing board following O'Hare noise, Metra boards
    A long-time voice in the many issues facing the famed Arlington racetrack, former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder is now expected to join the Illinois Racing Board. "I looked forward to learning something. I wanted to make sure I don't get too...
  • Bruce Rauner's continuous political campaign

    Bruce Rauner's continuous political campaign
    OK, break's over! The campaign for governor ended Nov. 4 in a flurry of attacks, exaggerations and vague promises, and we all breathed a sigh of relief. However, signs point to a relaunch now that the winner, Republican Bruce Rauner, prepares to try...
  • Talk of the County: Waukegan needs charter school, neighborhood policing

    Editor’s Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (847) 249-7265 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. Who’s the boss?...
  • Little known about proposed Flora medical marijuana grower

    FLORA -- Records released this week say former Gov. Pat Quinn's administration favored a medical marijuana cultivation center for this area that goes by the name "Flora Grow LLC." The Quinn administration's preference for the Flora site was revealed when...
  • Rauner returns to anti-union rhetoric while blasting state business climate

    Rauner returns to anti-union rhetoric while blasting state business climate
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner reintroduced his anti-union rhetoric Tuesday as he pointedly assigned blame for what he said was an unfriendly state business climate on an alliance among Democrats who get strong labor support in elections and reward...
  • Documents: Quinn got recommendations on pot licenses but didn't act

    Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but he did not act on them before leaving office this month, newly released documents show. Gov. Bruce Rauner's...
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner still talking about Illinois' problems, not solutions

     Gov. Bruce Rauner still talking about Illinois' problems, not solutions
    Gov. Bruce Rauner assumed the role of professor Thursday, delivering a 40-minute slideshow to business students in which he continued to paint a gloomy picture of a state "in mass deterioration" while promising his solutions will come soon. Rauner,...
  • How do 'blind trust' procedures announced by Rauner work?

    How do 'blind trust' procedures announced by Rauner work?
    Bruce Rauner's wealth proved to be a double-edged sword on his march to becoming Illinois' governor, buying top-notch campaign machinery but giving rivals an opening to question his ability to wall off official actions from his interests in a vast...