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  • 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...
  • Filling in the blanks

     
    To me, the most interesting part of the highly contentious meeting of the state Senate Executive Appointments Committee Thursday morning in Springfield was not the near fistfight between lawmakers, but the debate on “rough and tumble”...

    Controversy erupts over Quinn appointment of abortion rights leader

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Monique Garcia at 2:18 p.m. Update: The Illinois Senate voted 30-25 to confirm Terry Cosgrove's appointment to the Human Rights Commission today. SPRINGFIELD — Following sharp exchanges, a Democratic-led Senate panel today...

    Illinois sex ed teachers could be required to teach contraceptive use

     
    Posted by Bill Ruthhart at 5:25 p.m. SPRINGFIELD ---Sex education instructors would be required to teach the use of contraceptives under a measure that barely passed the Illinois Senate today. Currently, sex ed teachers are only required to teach...

    New law bans Metra board pensions, health coverage

    New law bans Metra board pensions, health coverage
    SPRINGFIELD — Generous health care and pensions will go by the wayside for future political appointees overseeing the Chicago area's local bus and train service, but the current officeholders will get to keep the benefits until they are...