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  • Quinn anti-violence grant hearings get green light from federal prosecutor

    Quinn anti-violence grant hearings get green light from federal prosecutor
    SPRINGFIELD — The top federal prosecutor in central Illinois has given the green light for a panel of lawmakers to resume hearings into Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s  anti-violence program that now could unfold only weeks before the Nov. 4...
  • Not all the dots connect on new Quinn attack ad against Rauner business deal

    Not all the dots connect on new Quinn attack ad against Rauner business deal
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday launched a new ad attacking a business deal of Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, though the dots the Democrat uses to attack the Republican don’t necessarily connect. The new ad focuses on HomeBanc Mortgage Corp.,...
  • Board proposes more money for public schools

    Board proposes more money for public schools
    Florida schools should get historically high funding this coming year -- or $232 more per public school student, the State Board of Education said Monday in adopting its annual budget request Monday. The board's request for K-12 funding (see first...
  • Uber says it'll add jobs as lawmakers mull ride-sharing veto move

    Uber says it'll add jobs as lawmakers mull ride-sharing veto move
    Ride-share company Uber said today that it would hire 420 more people in its Chicago office in the next two years as the firm prepares to move into a bigger space in the West Loop, but indicated the firm could reconsider if state lawmakers this fall...
  • Keep an eye on the House

    Keep an eye on the House
    There is a forgotten contest in this year's U.S. midterm elections. Actually, there are 435 of them: the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In most midterms, House elections are the barometer that measures the state of public...
  • Valerie Jarrett's appearance on 'Good Wife' in works more than a year

    The Sunday night turn of President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett on the CBS hit series "The Good Wife" was more than a year in the making and required a major rewrite to the script before she decided to do it. When producers first invited her...
  • CEA Statement on Malloy Endorsement

    CEA Statement on Malloy Endorsement
    Saying Republican Tom Foley would set "the state on a path to education disaster," the leadership of the state's largest teachers' union offered a full-throated endorsement of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "Dan Malloy has increased education funds...
  • Write in Heather Mizeur for governor [Letter]

    Write in Heather Mizeur for governor [Letter]
    Has there ever been more mud-slinging than in this year's Maryland governor's race? It has made me sick enough to agonize over how I can vote. I've decided to take the write-in option. I never do that, but I feel driven to it this time. I am going to...
  • Lt. Gov. Candidate Somers Smears All Ex-Offenders

    Heather Somers' letter to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and statements on the Risk Reduction Earned Credit program demonstrate an incendiary and uninformed view unbecoming of a public official aspiring to be the lieutenant governor of our state [Sept. 23, Capitol...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills on foster youth

    Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, social workers will be able to report their concerns if they believe that practices by county welfare agencies are endangering children. The measure by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los...
  • Rauner hits Quinn on tax hike timing

    Rauner hits Quinn on tax hike timing
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner today criticized Gov. Pat Quinn over his idea to push lawmakers to make permanent the 2011 income tax increase when they return to Springfield following the November election, warning of lame duck legislators...