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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...
  • GOP state rep: Let's hurry out of Afghanistan

    Harris Republican state rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights earlier this month introduced House Resolution 824 calling on the U.S. government to accelerate the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan. Harris' bio says he "retired from the Army...

    Soda tax defeated at Capitol

    Soda tax defeated at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD — A panel of House lawmakers today voted down a proposal to impose a tax of one penny per ounce of sugar-sweetened beverages, saying it would have cost consumers an extra $2.88 per case of soda. Sponsoring Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston,...

    Legislators slam Metra CEO's exit deal, secrecy

    Two state representatives are pressing Metra's board to explain why it approved a severance agreement that could pay the commuter rail agency's departed CEO as much as $740,000. The lawmakers also criticized Metra directors for cloaking details of the...

    Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests

    Memo by former Metra CEO alleges proliferation of patronage requests
    When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois. Clifford...