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  • Teacher for a day, pension for life

    Teacher for a day, pension for life
    David Piccioli is not a retired teacher. He's a retired lobbyist who elbowed his way into the Teachers Retirement System by subbing in a Springfield classroom for one day and then tried to inflate that pension with help from his friends in the General...
  • Promised body cameras could have clarified U.Va. student's arrest

    As state police, elected officials and many other Virginians try to understand how a University of Virginia student wound up on a Charlottesville sidewalk, bloody and prone, one piece of the puzzle is conspicuously absent: Body-camera footage. The...
  • Illinois would sell vehicles not oft-used in House proposal

    State vehicles that don't get much use are on the chopping block in a proposal in the Illinois House. The State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/1CR08rU ) reports the bill would require the state to sell vehicles driven fewer than 7,000 miles each year,...
  • Trustee candidates discuss pension burden

    Trustee candidates discuss pension burden
    Candidates for Oak Brook village trustee say an increasing pension burden is a top issue that the next Village Board must address. "We need to seriously consider creative, alternative ways to maintain high quality service while at the same time...
  • Ban on using drones in hunting ban passes Senate committee

    A proposed ban on using drones for hunting is advancing in the Illinois Senate. The legislation would outlaw the use of the aerial robots for tracking wild birds or mammals. It passed out of the Senate agriculture committee Thursday with an 8-1 vote. The...
  • Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council

    Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council
    The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this...
  • AG Madigan says no to Rauner right-to-work zones

    AG Madigan says no to Rauner right-to-work zones
    Democratic Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to put in place small right-to-work areas across Illinois is illegal, marking the second time the state’s chief legal officer has pushed back against...
  • African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election

    African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election
    Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joined with supporters in Englewood as they walked past abandoned buildings and trash-strewn vacant lots before coming upon one of the few occupied storefronts along Halsted Street between Marquette Road and 68th Street. "The only...
  • Welcome to Vaperville: Huffing and puffing about cigarettes

    Welcome to Vaperville: Huffing and puffing about cigarettes
    Small fry, sittin' by the pool room Small fry, should be in the school room My, my, put down that cigarette You ain't a-grown up high and mighty yet Frank Loesser, 1938 Sure, I know this is a losing battle. But the biggest losers are those who...
  • Skokie resolution fires back at Rauner budget plan

    Skokie resolution fires back at Rauner budget plan
    One Skokie Village Board trustee called Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget "a disaster to this village," another maintained that it would take a 21 percent property tax increase to make up the amount of funding to Skokie that would be cut. Rauner's...
  • Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash

    Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash
    Standing in front of an upright piano in a large, wood-floored living room, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia told several dozen campaign donors seated in folding chairs that he would put an end to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "corporate agenda." "We are...