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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...

    Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe

    Experts offer testimony in 'stand your ground' probe
    Attorneys, lawmakers and researchers weighed in Friday on Florida's "stand your ground" law, during hours of testimony in Orlando for a probe by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission launched an investigation of Florida's law, and laws like...

    Park district pension ploy pays off handsomely

    Park district pension ploy pays off handsomely
    As the economy was taking a historic nosedive, parks officials in Highland Park were paying three of their executives far more — $435,203 in one case — than anyone in similar posts across the suburbs, the Tribune has found. Parks officials in...

    Metra severance deal drawing heat

    Metra severance deal drawing heat
    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...