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  • Illinois on same path as other states on pot legalization

    Illinois on same path as other states on pot legalization
    Recent victories at the state Capitol are giving marijuana advocates hope that their ultimate goal — to legalize pot in Illinois — may be closer to reality. With a medical pot program underway and lawmakers voting last month to decriminalize...
  • Madigan and Cullerton, in denial

    Madigan and Cullerton, in denial
    Oil and Gas Company Relocating Headquarters From Illinois to Indiana VINCENNES, Ind. (June 2, 2015) — Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Franklin Well Services Inc., a provider of oil well servicing, today to announce the company’s...
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    Having spent my career in the classroom, I'm always looking for "teachable moments," opportunities to analyze an event to make sure everyone understands what happened and why. We had one such event this month when the Illinois House overwhelmingly...
  • Welcome to Illinois-as-usual

    Welcome to Illinois-as-usual
    Last year, the Democrats who run the Illinois House and Senate passed a phony budget. It kept everybody happy by promising lots of spending. But it didn't raise nearly enough money to cover all that spending. The governor signed it. That was Pat Quinn....
  • Ex-Yorkville school chief recalls no misconduct complaints against Hastert

     Ex-Yorkville school chief recalls no misconduct complaints against Hastert
    James Garnett, who was superintendent of the Yorkville school district for five of the years Dennis Hastert taught there, said Friday there were no complaints of misconduct lodged against the now-indicted House speaker during that time. Hastert, who...
  • Wheaton College takes 'Hastert' out of center's name in wake of charges

    Wheaton College takes 'Hastert' out of center's name in wake of charges
    Wheaton College announced Sunday that Dennis Hastert's name is no longer associated with its Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy, following federal charges against the former U.S. House speaker and the school's decision to accept Hastert's...
  • Judge in Hastert hush money case donated to ex-speaker's campaign

    Judge in Hastert hush money case donated to ex-speaker's campaign
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is set to make his first court appearance in his hush-money case on Thursday, when he is expected to enter a plea before a federal judge who previously donated $1,500 to the then-Illinois congressman's re-...
  • Latest developments in Hastert hush-money case

    A Montana woman says her brother was sexually abused while at Yorkville High School in the 1970s by Dennis Hastert, the school's wrestling coach who later became U.S. House speaker. Jolene Burdge said the FBI interviewed her about the allegations in May,...
  • Tourism organizations await budget showdown in Springfield

    Tourism organizations await budget showdown in Springfield
    As the Illinois Legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner engage in a budget battle, local organizations are keeping a watchful eye on Springfield. One such organization is Visit Oak Park, a not-for-profit dedicated to the promotion of tourism and destination...
  • Illinois Senate OK's severance cap for community college presidents

    Illinois Senate OK's severance cap for community college presidents
    The Illinois Senate approved a bill Saturday that would cap severance packages for the state's community college presidents and prevent them from receiving the kind of pricey buyout deal that sparked outrage at the College of DuPage earlier this year....
  • Back to the future on pensions

    Back to the future on pensions
    In 2010, the Democratic leaders of the Illinois legislature did a favor for Chicago's police and firefighter unions ... and planted a time bomb for Chicago taxpayers. They passed a law that would force the city to make a massive increase in 2015 in...