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  • 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...
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  • I have a humble suggestion how Waukegan High School students can fill their five-second moment of silence.

    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,...
  • 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...
  • Woodridge trustees reject video gambling

    Woodridge trustees reject video gambling
    Woodridge trustees decided not to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb. At a village board meeting on April 24, Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham broke a 3-3 tie vote in favor of preserving the ban. Trustees have been mulling over a proposal to...
  • Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham

    Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham
    Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about...
  • 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......
  • Don't judge 'ban the box' bill too quickly

    Don't judge 'ban the box' bill too quickly
    The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here is one of two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to...
  • Views on the 'ban the box' bill

    Views on the 'ban the box' bill
    The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here are two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign:...