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  • Michael Madigan needs to retire

    Kristen McQueary's insightful column in the Sunday Tribune is spot-on. Illinois desperately needs term limits and sensible remap legislation. House Speaker Mike Madigan has shown for years and years that he can play the Illinois legislature like a...
  • Illinois legislature should have passed a progressive tax

    The economy is a pyramid. The rich do not become rich in a vacuum. The rich who get rich honestly do so by selling something that people will buy. In the current global economy, there are more customers, so the rich got richer. In an effective...
  • Westmont OKs 3rd video gambling spot

    Westmont OKs 3rd video gambling spot
    A third video gambling cafe is coming to Westmont. Trustees approved a liquor license for Stella's Place, a gambling cafe that will move to the St. James Crossing strip mall at 834 E. Ogden Avenue. Another cafe, Dotty's, currently operates out of a...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois' concealed carry law is here to stay

    The letter from Meghan Sheehan on June shows just how truly uninformed the public is about Illinois’ concealed carry law. First, the law was enacted almost a year ago by the Illinois General Assembly; there is no “appeal.” Concealed...
  • Open Thread: The Week in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Illinoisans are headed elsewhere

    I've lived here about four years after moving from Atlanta (originally from Charlotte, N.C.). At first I loved it (and I've lived in other states as well), but now, no way. I'd like to move as soon as possible mainly due to state living costs. I...