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  • Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat

    Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat
    Second-term U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is expected to announce her candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate and a potential challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, a source familiar with her plans said. Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, will be the first...
  • Rauner's planned cuts to mental health care could raise costs, critics say

    Rauner's planned cuts to mental health care could raise costs, critics say
    In the years before he started receiving consistent treatment for bipolar disorder, Illinois Medicaid patient Rome Tucker says he often was homeless, riding buses through the night. When he felt overwhelmed, Tucker often checked into Chicago-area...
  • Republican House leader eager for fiscal reform in Springfield

    Republican House leader eager for fiscal reform in Springfield
    Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin urged small businesses to give lawmakers the chance to right a long list of fiscal wrongs in Springfield. Durkin, a Western Springs resident who represents the 82nd District, thanked owners for continuing to run...
  • A lawful suggestion for the bobcats

    Now that the General Assembly is about to reintroduce legislation allowing bobcat hunting in Illinois, I have a suggestion: charge each person a $10,000 fee for each bobcat they kill. It would be a completely new revenue stream for our cash-strapped...
  • Illinois, where the bison and bobcats roam

    Illinois, where the bison and bobcats roam
    Thursday's Tribune carried a prominent, captivating photo of something that hasn't been seen for two centuries: a wild baby bison born in Illinois. The calf, trotting behind its mother, was born at the 3,500-acre Nachusa Grasslands, a prairie...
  • Officials in Illinois call for increase in federal transit spending

     Officials in Illinois call for increase in federal transit spending
    The leaders of Chicago-area public transit agencies and Illinois elected officials from both political parties rallied Thursday for Congress to pass a robust, long-term federal spending plan to rebuild rail infrastructure used by commuter and intercity...
  • Aurora may oppose plan to cut shared state tax funding

    Aurora may oppose plan to cut shared state tax funding
    The city of Aurora may actively oppose a proposed move by the state that could result in the city losing about $9.8 million for the coming year. The City Council is expected next week to vote on a resolution opposing a proposed cut of 50 percent of...
  • Bob Getz says it's time for a new generation on ECC board

    Bob Getz says it's time for a new generation on ECC board
    Apparently defeated at the polls Tuesday, longtime Elgin Community College Board of Trustees "gadfly" Robert Getz said Wednesday that it's time for the college to turn to a new generation. Estimating the election result in College District 509's five...
  • A Clean Slate for the College of DuPage

    A Clean Slate for the College of DuPage
    There was a lot of high-fiving on Twitter late Tuesday as the trio behind @CleanSlate4COD swept three available seats on the College of DuPage board of trustees. "THE CLEAN SLATE IS VICTORIOUS," announced one tweet, which also included a snapshot of...
  • Exhausted Emanuel soaks in victory, asks for some slack

    Exhausted Emanuel soaks in victory, asks for some slack
    An exhausted but upbeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel soaked in his re-election victory Wednesday, thanking voters, reflecting on campaign strategy and asking reporters to cut him some slack. After greeting morning commuters at the 95th Street Red Line station,...
  • Rauner's budget hypocrisy

    The Illinois Department of Human Services has terminated all contracts for services delivered by 23 state programs. Included are programs for the autistic and those with epilepsy, addiction prevention, the homeless, teens and immigrants seeking to...