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  • Rauner's juvenile justice team vows retooling to keep kids out of prison

    Rauner's juvenile justice team vows retooling to keep kids out of prison
    Gov. Bruce Rauner's Department of Juvenile Justice says it will retool efforts to keep low-risk juvenile offenders out of state facilities and help those who are incarcerated successfully re-enter their communities.
  • Open thread: The week in review

    Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., Neil Steinberg and I will be part of the week-in-review panel on WBEZ FM 91.5 with guest host (one last time) Justin Kaufmann before he heads off to fame and fortune at WGN-AM. What stories should we talk about and what do...

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...

    Nekritz still has faith in pension reform

    State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, who led the fight to pass pension reform in the legislature, told me that she believes the Illinois Supreme Court will ultimately rule that law is constitutional. The measure was passed in a desperate attempt to...

    Girl, 15, pleads guilty to murder in sister's stabbing in Mundelein

    Girl, 15, pleads guilty to murder in sister's stabbing in Mundelein
    By pleading guilty Tuesday to the murder of her 11-year-old sister, a Mundelein teenager will be allowed to remain in the juvenile system with "intensive mental health services" — a deal that would not have been an option under Illinois law had...