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  • Council members take city concerns to Springfield

    Council members take city concerns to Springfield
    Naperville officials' vision for state action on issues of interest to the city was underscored last week when some of them made their annual trip to Springfield. The yearly "drive-down" brought new faces to the meetings with legislators and staff,...
  • Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

    Journal & Courier, Lafayette. May 15, 2015. Buying back Indiana's post-RFRA reputation Tourism cheerleaders in Indiana have been taking stock of their dimmed prospects after this spring's struggle over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. For all the...
  • Thanks, Mayor Emanuel. All of us needed that speech about young Chicagoans

    Thanks, Mayor Emanuel. All of us needed that speech about young Chicagoans
    Yes, he was changing the subject from Chicago's wretched finances. Yes, his words were provocative but not controversial — who opposes better futures for boys and girls born into poverty and disorder? But with his 19-minute inaugural address...
  • Cullerton running for Duckworth congressional seat

    Cullerton running for Duckworth congressional seat
    State Sen. Tom Cullerton said Monday he will run for Congress, joining Raja Krishnamoorthi in the race for the Democratic nomination in the west and northwest suburban 8th District. Cullerton, 45, who was Villa Park village president from 2009 to 2012,...
  • The high cost of boycotting Israel

    The high cost of boycotting Israel
    A recent Tribune editorial correctly applauds the Illinois legislature for having divested pension funds from companies doing business with Sudan (for its genocide in Darfur) or with Iran (for its illicit nuclear program). That divestment approach was...
  • Civil case plaintiffs weigh in on caps in tort reform

    Plaintiffs in medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits weighed in Tuesday about the impact of jury award limits as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to make changes to the state's tort reform law. Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan...
  • Boycott the Israel boycotters?

     Boycott the Israel boycotters?
    For years, groups critical of Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza have pressed universities and pension funds to divest themselves of stocks from companies deemed guilty of "profiting off of the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands." The...
  • Southern Illinois 'supermax' prison unlikely to reopen

    A push from one Illinois lawmaker to reopen a super-maximum security state prison doesn't appear to be gaining traction as the state continues to deal with an overcrowded correctional system. Tamms prison in southern Illinois remains closed after...
  • Growing African immigrant population is highly educated, underemployed

    NEW YORK Back home in Guinea, West Africa, Nasser Diallo had a law degree and a good job working as a political journalist for a radio station. That all came to an end in 2009, he said, when the military abruptly opened fire at a protest he was covering,...
  • Gov. Rauner doles out $400K to fellow Illinois Republicans

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has started doling out money from his campaign fund to fellow Republicans as the Illinois Legislature approaches what could be difficult votes on several big issues. Rauner divided $400,000 among every Republican member of the...
  • Madigan schedules vote on millionaire's tax proposal

    Madigan schedules vote on millionaire's tax proposal
    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he's planning a vote next week on a proposal to amend the state constitution to allow a 3 percent tax surcharge on incomes of more than $1 million. Madigan's move follows a series of votes and hearings held...