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  • What they didn't teach you in civics class about how some bills become law

     
    Q. Is there really "a little-known process" in Illinois government "in which the legislative leadership and special-interest groups determine which bills are debated and which ones aren't"? A. Kinda, yeah. The allegation comes from a recent Voice of the People
  • 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...

    Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...

    Rauner budget strikes at Illinois hospitals, nursing homes

    In proposing to cut Illinois' Medicaid program by $1.5 billion, Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen to go toe-to-toe with three powerful business lobbies: retail pharmacies, nursing homes and hospitals. The Republican wants to reinstate service cuts temporarily...

    Florida Democrat to head Illinois DCFS says 'no quick fix' to troubled agency

    Florida Democrat to head Illinois DCFS says 'no quick fix' to troubled agency
    The incoming director of the Department of Children and Family Services said Friday that he got one clear message during his single meeting with his new boss, Gov. Bruce Rauner: “He knows that it’s a problem agency,” said George...