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Edward J. Acevedo

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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...
  • Lawmakers send Illinois Dream Act bill to Quinn

    In a move to help the children of undocumented residents in Illinois afford college, the House on Monday sent Gov. Pat Quinn the Illinois DREAM Act.   The measure, which passed the House 61-53, would create a fund established through private donations...

    Gun pointed at Chicago state rep; no shots fired

    Gun pointed at Chicago state rep; no shots fired
    The Illinois House's assistant majority leader had a handgun pointed at him in the Lower West Side's Heart of Chicago neighborhood over the weekend. State Representative Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago) wasn't injured in the incident, which occurred around...

    Assault weapons ban debate starts in Springfield

    Assault weapons ban debate starts in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois lawmakers today opened a heated debate on whether an assault weapons ban should be approved, a discussion that featured an early clash between a sheriff's association that opposes the measure and the Chicago police and the Quinn...

    State lawmakers focus on pension reform

    State lawmakers focus on pension reform
    SPRINGFIELD — With time running short in the lame-duck session, state lawmakers on Sunday dropped hot-button issues dealing with guns and marijuana but kept alive hopes of reforming pensions and giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants....