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  • Meeks-led state education board recommends 10.7 percent spending increase

    Meeks-led state education board recommends 10.7 percent spending increase
    The Rev. James Meeks took over as chairman of the State Board of Education on Wednesday and immediately backed the idea of a 10.7 percent increase in school spending despite the state’s serious financial woes. The former Democratic state senator...
  • NAHC: Legislators say school funding debate won't go away at Naperville panel

    Senate Bill 16, an attempt to adjust state aid to K-12 education at the expense of many suburban districts, is dead for now. But State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) warns that the political culture in the Illinois General Assembly is often receptive...
  • Bruce Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

    Bruce Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office
    Only hours after he was sworn in, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner demonstrated that his blame-the-past campaign theme didn't end Nov. 4 but will be the dominant early message as he settles in as Illinois' chief executive. From the inaugural speech he...
  • Tammy Duckworth: I'm 'taking a real serious look' at Senate run

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a two-term Democrat, told CQ Roll Call on Monday that she is seriously considering challenging vulnerable Sen. Mark S. Kirk, R-Ill., in 2016. Duckworth, currently finishing maternity leave following the birth of her daughter, said...
  • Illinois Democrats welcome Rauner-led Republicans back to relevancy

    Illinois Democrats welcome Rauner-led Republicans back to relevancy
    Illinois formally entered a new era of divided government Wednesday with the swearing-in of a new Democratic-led legislature, but amid promises of cooperation with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, an undercurrent of political discord was evident. Democrats...
  • Unforeseeable chain of events brings Leslie Munger to comptroller's office

    Unforeseeable chain of events brings Leslie Munger to comptroller's office
    Following her losing bid for state representative and the sudden death of state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Lincolnshire resident Leslie Munger’s future plans changed in the span of 36 hours. For the next two to four years, the former business...
  • DuPage Co. board chairman candidates diverge on flood fixes

    DuPage Co. board chairman candidates diverge on flood fixes
    The candidates to lead the DuPage County Board offer different views on whether the county should impose a stormwater fee on property owners. Incumbent County Board Chairman Dan Cronin believes there is merit to a payment system based on how much...
  • In this debate, kids ask the questions

    In this debate, kids ask the questions
    Wilmette Junior High School student Raz Allon said he hopes to get his law degree one day then consider politics. "I'm actually more interested in being a politician for Israel because I was born there," Allon said. "But if I had a chance of being the...
  • Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn

    Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn
    President Barack Obama on Sunday night helped launch an all-out effort by Democrats to get voters to the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to cast their ballots when early voting starts Monday. “Pat Quinn...
  • Batavia residents want answers on electric rates

    Batavia residents want answers on electric rates
    Batavians presented more than 1,000 signatures to the City Council Monday night, urging the council to request in strong language an investigation into the city's power provider. Betsy Zinser, a Batavia resident at the forefront of citizen outcry...
  • Endorsements for Illinois Senate

    Endorsements for Illinois Senate
    Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election. It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19 majority, and only seven seats are contested. If Republicans...