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  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    April 24, 2015 The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald Red light camera abuse closer to ending This week's legislative action on red light cameras (April 22) was a step in the right direction. Now, the Illinois Senate needs to do its part to pass the law....
  • Lake County senators push bill to collect nuclear impact fees from Exelon

    Lake County senators push bill to collect nuclear impact fees from Exelon
    A bill working its way through the Illinois General Assembly this spring would allow Zion to impose impact fees for the storage of spent fuel at the lakefront nuclear plant that shut down in 1998 and continues to undergo decommissioning. The bill passed...
  • Zell gives $4 million to Rauner-allied super PAC

    Zell gives $4 million to Rauner-allied super PAC
    A new political fund aimed at helping Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner push his agenda has received its first cash infusion: $4 million from Chicago billionaire Sam Zell. The contribution to the Turnaround Illinois super political action committee is one...
  • Make democracy work for Chicago schools

    Make democracy work for Chicago schools
    People on the right and the left can readily agree with Mark Twain: "God first made idiots, but that was just for practice. Then he made school boards." Gov. Bruce Rauner is right, Chicago Public Schools is bureaucratic and patronage-ridden. Tack on...
  • Red light cameras not leaving Lake Zurich — for now

    Red light cameras not leaving Lake Zurich — for now
    Until and unless legislation banning red light cameras in about three dozen municipalities outside of Chicago pulls through the Illinois Senate, the village of Lake Zurich plans to keep its red light cameras in place. The topic of red light cameras...
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product. House lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill that bans the sale of crib bumpers, the (Springfield) State Journal-...
  • Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a governor to hand out jobs to loyal lieutenants instead of hiring strictly on merit. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Karen...
  • Ban red light cameras? Not so fast

    Ban red light cameras? Not so fast
    The Illinois House voted last week to ban red light cameras, but don't do a happy dance just yet. The bill covers roughly 35 communities. Chicago is not one of them. Cue the sad trombone. Bill sponsor David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, isn't a fan...
  • Immigrants' lives on hold while they wait for administrative relief to return

     Immigrants' lives on hold while they wait for administrative relief to return
    On a recent Tuesday evening, several dozen volunteers met at the Resurrection Project, an immigrant rights advocacy organization in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, to learn how to file freedom of information requests. The volunteers, most of them...
  • Measure to pave way for Obama library, Lucas museum surfaces in Springfield

     Measure to pave way for Obama library, Lucas museum surfaces in Springfield
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to state lawmakers to get some legal leverage as he tries to outflank park preservationists’ opposition to two hoped-for legacy projects: the Barack Obama presidential library and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art....
  • Illinois lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-sparing retirement-benefit reductions, two pension experts in the Illinois General Assembly said Tuesday. Democrats who...