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  • Robert Coleman, litigator and attorney general hopeful, dies at 70

     Robert Coleman, litigator and attorney general hopeful, dies at 70
    Robert F. Coleman was business litigator who served as an assistant Illinois attorney general in the 1970s and made an unsuccessful bid in 2002 for Illinois attorney general. "Bob had a great business mind and a great legal mind, and he could put them...
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a dispute between the Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled Legislature leads to a partial government shutdown....
  • State lawmakers start announcing 2016 plans

    State lawmakers have started announcing their plans for the 2016 election cycle. Republican Rep. Mike Tryon of Crystal Lake announced on Wednesday that he won't seek re-election next year. He was first elected to the House in 2004. Tryon says he believes...
  • Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash
    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring that schools remain open even if a dispute between him and the Democrat-controlled Legislature leads to a partial government shutdown. The bill that...
  • Vitale hopes lawmakers OK Chicago schools pension extension

    The Chicago Board of Education has voted in favor of plans to borrow over $1 billion to help the cash-strapped school district immediately and in the coming budget year. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1fCud4g ) that the board voted...
  • Letters to the editor: Lipinski no Democrat

    Letters to the editor: Lipinski no Democrat
    Lipinski no Democrat Once again, U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-3rd, my "Democratic" congressman voted with the Republican Party on the defense appropriations bill instead of with the Democrats in Congress. He consistently votes Republican in all crucial...
  • Rauner offers pension relief to Chicago, schools

    The people of Illinois sent me to Springfield to end the era of unbalanced budgets and runaway debt. The road back to fiscal sanity starts today with my veto of a budget that is nearly $4 billion out of balance and includes no reform. We cannot accept the...
  • Chicago school board approves more than $1 billion in new borrowing

    Chicago school board approves more than $1 billion in new borrowing
    The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved plans to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year. The borrowing is on top of an existing line of credit of up to $500...
  • Kane County Board gets legislative update

    Kane County Board gets legislative update
    Proposed legislation can speed along in the General Assembly in Springfield, or get stuck and not move forward. Kane County Board Legislative Committee Chairman Brian Pollock has experienced both extremes in recent months. "I have no idea what they...
  • Rauner offers olive branch, Cullerton and Madigan respond

    Rauner offers olive branch, Cullerton and Madigan respond
    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (rightly) vetoed the state budget. In his message the governor offered a number of compromises and quid pro quo's. Among them was assistance with Chicago Public Schools pension payments. in exchange, he asked for an up or...
  • Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline

    Rauner serves a veto and a lifeline
    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday he has vetoed the state budget that lawmakers passed in May, except for education appropriations, which he has approved. His rejection of a spending plan that was hopelessly unbalanced came with a significant offer...