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  • As ship of state sinks, it's every man for himself

    Listening to elected leaders in Illinois makes me wonder about the discussions taking place on the Titanic as it was about to go down. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to patch the gaping hole in his city's budget by keeping about $700 million that...
  • Speaker Madigan wants closer look at Rauner budget cuts

    Speaker Madigan wants closer look at Rauner budget cuts
    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan announced Friday he'll convene a panel to dissect Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's handling of the budget after the administration froze $26 million in grants earmarked for programs ranging from autism services to...
  • Illinois Historic Preservation Agency fights for survival

     Illinois Historic Preservation Agency fights for survival
    The board of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency on Thursday assailed Gov. Bruce Rauner's push to eliminate the agency, saying the move could force some state historic sites to close and would hinder a program that has helped generate more than $1...
  • Illinois Senate passes 'Right to Try' measure

    The Illinois Senate has approved a bipartisan measure that would allow terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs. The Right to Try Act passed the Senate with a vote of 52-0 Thursday, one day after the House passed its version. The legislation...
  • Illinois House votes to make pumpkin official state pie

    Illinois House votes to make pumpkin official state pie
    The Illinois House overwhelmingly voted Thursday to declare pumpkin pie the official state pie, following a jovial debate over the merits of sweet potato and blueberry versions of the baked dessert. The measure passed 108-3 and now goes to the Senate....
  • Cuts to free museum days opposed by aldermen

    Cuts to free museum days opposed by aldermen
    Chicago's City Council is jumping into the fray over a state plan to cut in half the number of free days each year at the city's museums, with aldermen set to register their opposition to the idea even as lawmakers amended it and the proposal was sent...
  • Aurora comes out against proposed state cuts

    Aurora comes out against proposed state cuts
    Aurora City Council members this week unanimously passed a resolution opposing a cut of 50 percent in the state's local government distributive fund – a cut proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner in his budget for the coming year. That fund is the...
  • New school superintendent for Illinois

    New school superintendent for Illinois
    The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's longest-serving school superintendents with a former professional football player who spent recent years at the helm of a high-...
  • Opinion: Illinois needs to end corporate giveaways

    Opinion: Illinois needs to end corporate giveaways
    SPRINGFIELD — When it comes to business, Illinois government has churned out more sweetheart deals over the last decade than a candy store on Valentine's Day. We have taken to paying businesses to move here. And if they threaten to leave, we'll...
  • New Illinois education chief is urban school reform leader

    The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday afternoon to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's longest-serving superintendents with a former professional football player who spent recent years at the helm of a...
  • Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...