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  • Chicago may push south suburbs out of casino lottery

    Chicago may push south suburbs out of casino lottery
    Some of the most important political leaders in Illinois are finally talking about passing a casino expansion bill. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has had discussions with Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton...
  • Illinois workers' compensation gets rare full House hearing

    Illinois workers' compensation gets rare full House hearing
    What is the value of a finger? An arm? The Illinois House spent more than five hours Tuesday discussing such questions during a hearing on workers' compensation, the system that's supposed to make workers whole after they've been hurt on the job....
  • Business groups, injured employees weigh in on workers' comp

    Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' compensation insurance program to reduce costs for employers. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan called a meeting...
  • Reeder: Let's keep non-violent offenders out of prison

    Reeder: Let's keep non-violent offenders out of prison
    I hurried on to the train last Thursday, glanced down at my boarding pass and then saw I was seated next to a newly released inmate. The cheap sneakers, ill-fitting clothes and cellblock tattoos gave it away. I knew I was in for a long journey from...
  • State budget, school funding are top priorities for Elgin lawmakers

    State budget, school funding are top priorities for Elgin lawmakers
    Elgin-area lawmakers rank the state's budget deficit and funding for local schools as top priorities as they return to Springfield this week. Elgin's State Sen. Michael Noland and State Rep. Anna Moeller, both Democrats, headed back to Springfield...
  • Backsliding on school choice in Illinois

    Backsliding on school choice in Illinois
    Across the country, many states are pushing aggressively to expand educational opportunities for students trapped in low-performing public schools. You'll hear about state-funded vouchers for students to attend private schools, education savings...
  • Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say

    Obama's library to be built in Chicago, sources say
    President Barack Obama has selected the University of Chicago to host his library and museum, sources have told the Chicago Tribune. Despite a flurry of reports Thursday that Chicago had won the library, there was no official confirmation by the Obama...
  • The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered

    The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered
    In 2004, two days after he squeaked to re-election by 2.4 percentage points, President George W. Bush did a verbal end-zone dance at a news conference. "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he said. "It...
  • Elgin Mayor, staff spend day lobbying in Springfield

    Elgin Mayor, staff spend day lobbying in Springfield
    A recent trip to Springfield left Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain and City Manager Sean Stegall with the impression that matters related to the state's budget are far from being settled. "I got the feeling that they are a long way from resolving their issues,"...
  • Tough times ahead for urban schools

    Officials in one cash-starved school district are already plotting out a November referendum scenario following estimated budget cuts of more than $1 million by lawmakers last week. "If these numbers hold true, we need to have the conversation sooner...
  • McSweeney zeros in on red light cameras

    McSweeney zeros in on red light cameras
    A chief sponsor of the red light camrea legislation currrently making its way through Springfield has been Rep. David McSweeney, R- Barrington Hills. The bill, which passed the Illinois House April 22, would ban red light cameras currently operaing in...