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  • Medical pot shops are coming! Take a chill pill, folks.

     
    Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
  • Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks

    Retrieving thousands of Chicago kids who slip through the cracks
    She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade. The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...
  • Republicans hold national meeting in Obama's hometown, tout 'permanent ground game'

    Republicans hold national meeting in Obama's hometown, tout 'permanent ground game'
    Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...
  • Chicago, south suburban Harvey battle over water bills

      Chicago, south suburban Harvey battle over water bills
    A legal battle between Chicago and one of its suburbs is turning increasingly heated, with the city accusing Harvey of "stealing" tens of millions of dollars worth of water while the suburb's spokesman implied that it's been gouged for years by its bigger...
  • IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules

    IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules
    SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs. In...
  • John Kass: Obama needs to clarify murky Middle East mission

    Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State? He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...
  • Committee taking 45 more days to review fracking rules

    Committee taking 45 more days to review fracking rules
    The Illinois legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will take an additional 45 days to review rules that would govern horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the state, saying they would like time to review the complicated regulations. The...
  • Road infrastructure in peril

    The recent Tribune story, “Gas tax woes,” astutely identified the worsening funding crisis facing our infrastructure at the state and federal level. Last winter’s freezing temperatures reminded us all that temporary fixes to our...
  • Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks

    Cullerton won't seek interest money for lawmakers' delayed paychecks
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Saturday he will not seek interest payments lawmakers are due for going without pay for two months last summer, a shift from earlier comments by a spokeswoman who had indicated the Democratic leader would work...
  • Horse racing

    Illinois Legislators will reconvene in Springfield on Jan. 29 to hear Gov.┬áPat Quinn’s State of the State address. It is imperative that they take the time to pass legislation allowing Advance Deposit Wagering, which allows horse racing fans to...
  • Former speaker of Illinois House W. Robert Blair II dies at 83

    Former speaker of Illinois House W. Robert Blair II dies at 83
    W. Robert Blair II, a two-term Illinois House speaker in the 1970s who was admired and maligned for his push to create the Regional Transportation Authority, has died at 83 after a long illness. Mr. Blair, who died Saturday, Jan. 18, was remembered by...