| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, still dogged by the uproar over a politically motivated traffic jam ordered by his office last year, said at an event in Chicago on Tuesday that he was disappointed by the “bad judgments” made by people on his...
| Jan 30, 2014
Two school districts in Glenview and Northbrook are tackling the idea of full-day kindergarten.
West Northfield District 31 is expected to make a decision on the matter during this school year, while Glenview School District 34 officials have decided to...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Lyons Township High School District 204 is closer to managing its own finances after an Illinois House of Representatives bill cleared a committee vote Wednesday.
House Bill 5572 would allow the high school to break from the Lyons Township school...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall.
| May 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Ever since the Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2007 mandating a “moment of silence” to begin each classroom day in public schools I’ve been informally collecting reports from students, parents and teachers about how this vague,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A bill aimed at expanding the Plainfield Park District board — and effectively shifting power away from the board majority — is expected to go before the full Illinois House soon.
The bill recently passed the House Cities and Villages...
| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva.
I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools.
I view this as a...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved legislation that supporters said is designed to strike a balance between public safety and regulation for ride-sharing companies that use smart-phone apps to hook up with customers.
| May 20, 2014
| 5:25 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Less than a week after a University of Illinois lecturer with ties to a 1970s radical group pleaded his case to keep teaching, the Illinois Senate passed a measure that would ban him from teaching regardless of whether the university rules...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Senate approved the Equal Rights Amendment with Democratic support today, but Republican women lined up to condemn the effort as a symbolic gesture that’s decades late and a political ploy that distracts from the...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:11 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Chicago would become the only city in the state allowed to write its own rules on where medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers could set up shop under legislation the Illinois Senate passed on Thursday.