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  • Annual gala raises $180,000+ for Evanston YMCA

    Annual gala raises $180,000+ for Evanston YMCA
    Stars aligned for 428 guests of the McGaw YMCA's annual gala at the Evanston Y on January 24. The gala theme, "Fly me to the moon: Where no star is out of reach," reflected YMCA supporters' passion for youth development and encouragment to "reach for the stars."
  • Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office

    Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office
    State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller. The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk around the statehouse, but he's also a prodigious fundraiser,...

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings

    Illinois small firms will need to set up IRAs to aid retirement savings
    The Illinois legislature has thrown a life preserver to about 2.5 million workers in danger of discovering in retirement that they are going to be far short of money. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign a retirement savings measure that was passed by the...

    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...

    The effort to limit the terms of legislative leaders in Illinois since 2007

     
    These are all minor variations on the same proposal: To limit the number of years any one legislator can remain in a position of leadership in the General Assembly (which I advocate for in Wednesday's print column, to come). Not...