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  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
  • Speak Out: We need to teach personal finance

    Speak Out: We need to teach personal finance
    Saw a segment on TV saying that most people approaching retirement are woefully unprepared to contend with the financial demands of living in retirement. Our educational system is seriously flawed. It has been commandeered by perhaps well-intentioned...

    Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a governor to hand out jobs to loyal lieutenants instead of hiring strictly on merit. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Karen...

    Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests

    As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that lays out exactly how students can opt out of the state assessment tests. Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi's...

    Ban red light cameras? Not so fast

    Ban red light cameras? Not so fast
    The Illinois House voted last week to ban red light cameras, but don't do a happy dance just yet. The bill covers roughly 35 communities. Chicago is not one of them. Cue the sad trombone. Bill sponsor David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, isn't a fan...