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Illinois General Assembly

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  • Glenview, Northbrook school districts look at full-day kindergarten

    Glenview, Northbrook school districts look at full-day kindergarten
    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...
  • Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House

    Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House
    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...
  • I have a humble suggestion how Waukegan High School students can fill their five-second moment of silence.

    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,...
  • Cook County pension changes clear Senate

    Cook County pension changes clear Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...
  • State budget would put off tough decisions until after election

    State budget would put off tough decisions until after election
    Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks. To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
  • How Justice Scalia could become the savior of public employee unions

    How Justice Scalia could become the savior of public employee unions
    Organized labor is on tenterhooks these days over a pending Supreme Court ruling that could spell life or death for public employee unions. What makes this a man-bites-dog story is the identity of the man who might save public employee unions from...
  • Ride-sharing regulations advance at Capitol

    Ride-sharing regulations advance at Capitol
    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. Commercial ride-...
  • State Senate OKs bill to bar U. of I. lecturer

    State Senate OKs bill to bar U. of I. lecturer
    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...
  • State Senate approves ERA years after 1982 deadline

    State Senate approves ERA years after 1982 deadline
    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...
  • Chicago could get to write own rules on medical marijuana facilities

    Chicago could get to write own rules on medical marijuana facilities
    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. Sponsoring...
  • Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions

    Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently met with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss major shortfalls in the city's employee pension funds that could blow a huge hole in next year's city and Chicago Public Schools budgets. A spokeswoman for...