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  • Rauner, Quinn and your taxes

    Rauner, Quinn and your taxes
    On Thursday, Bruce Rauner came a long way toward answering the many voices — this page included — that had criticized his gossamer-thin proposals for reviving Illinois' economy and governance. The Republican candidate for governor issued his...
  • Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry

    Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would provide oversight of the largely unregulated industry of ride-sharing, including requiring drivers of companies such as Uber to have commercial...
  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • Governor to governor: Why Illinois fails and Texas thrives

    Governor to governor: Why Illinois fails and Texas thrives
    Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending. What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences...
  • PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk

    PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk
    Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
  • 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...
  • Child deaths tied to abuse, neglect still high

     Child deaths tied to abuse, neglect still high
    Nearly one year after Illinois child welfare officials revealed under pressure that more children had died from abuse or neglect than earlier reported, new state statistics show the disturbing high rate has continued. The Illinois Department of Children...
  • Tempers flare over fracking rules

    Tempers flare over fracking rules
    Representatives of the oil and gas industry in Illinois expressed outrage Wednesday about the latest draft of rules that would govern fracking in the state, saying its doubtful "anyone will even bother" to apply for a permit to drill here if the...
  • Fracking approaches final hurdle in Illinois

    Fracking approaches final hurdle in Illinois
    It had been 437 days since the wait began for Illinois' rules governing the high-impact form of oil and gas drilling, also known as hydraulic fracturing. On Friday, they were finally dropped off at the state committee charged with their approval. And...
  • Legislative developments abound that affect condo associations

    Legislative developments abound that affect condo associations
    There have been quite a few Illinois legislative, judicial and executive developments affecting condominium associations recently. Part one is below, and next week's column will cover additional developments. Electronic communications to be allowed by...
  • Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena

    Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....