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The Forest Preserve District of Cook County plans to celebrate its centennial for the next three years, bringing new and renovated campgrounds and interactive online maps and apps to county residents. The projects, which also include a new logo, updated...
Letters to the editor from Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Naperville residents. Illinois embarrassment The Illinois legislature and Illinois leadership are the laughing stock of the nation and a burden on their constituents. I am an independent voter,...
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Pension debt Isn't it amazing and disturbing that the Illinois General Assembly could pass medical marijuana, concealed carry and a whole bunch of other bills, all while leaving unresolved the nearly $100-billion-dollar pension deficit? Pension reform...
Chicagoans soon may add registering to vote to the ever-growing list of tasks that can be done online. Legislation that would allow voters to register online awaits Gov. Quinn's signature after the Illinois General Assembly sent it to his desk last...
Tags: Politics, Illinois Elections, Elections
Since we are too civilized a people to horsewhip those who throw trash out the windows of their cars, I'm grudgingly satisfied with Chicago's proposed metaphorical lash of a $1,500 fine and vehicle impoundment. Ald. Howard Brookins Jr., 21st, introduced...
The Illinois General Assembly sent Gov. Pat Quinn a concealed carry of firearms bill that embodies the art of compromise. In other words, nobody likes it. Pro-gun groups say the bill is too restrictive. They say it carves out so many places you can't...
Norbert "Chip" Zapinski's first big assignment as onsite project engineer was at Marina City, an ambitious project whose design was considered impossible to build by some critics. "His focus was on just getting it built," said his wife of 54 years,...
Gov. Pat Quinn should immediately sign the concealed carry statute passed by the General Assembly at the end of its session last week. That action by Quinn will bring to an end the dangerous uncertainty about Illinois gun law created by the 7th U.S....
Governor Pat Quinn met with Illinois Senate President John Cullerton yesterday to talk pension reform. But House Leader Michael Madigan was neither in attendance nor able to call in. The reason? He doesn’t carry a cell phone (“Madigan misses...
"Let me be clear, there is no greater threat to the financial undoing of our district than our ballooning pension liability. Without real pension reform, our district and the 400,000 students that call it home will be pushed right off the edge of that...
Democrats are poisoning Illinois and Chicago. Maybe it's too obvious to state, but it isn't said often enough. Or barely at all. Democrats have locked up the city and the state. They have supermajorities in both houses of the Illinois legislature. The...
In a buzzer-beating vote, the Illinois Senate passed a nonbinding resolution Friday criticizing the Turkish government's treatment of Eastern Orthodox religious leaders. The measure, approved before lawmakers ended the spring session, included an...
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