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  • Lake County is center of women's bowling universe in Illinois

    Lake County is center of women's bowling universe in Illinois
    Thoughts on the sport of bowling in general — and the Illinois state women's bowling tournament in specific — by someone whose checkbook is $40 lighter after purchasing a Waukegan city vehicle sticker for 2015 for a Toyota that's older than...
  • Lawmakers want to question College of DuPage president on severance package

     Lawmakers want to question College of DuPage president on severance package
    An Illinois Senate panel will ask College of DuPage President Robert Breuder to appear before its members and answer questions regarding his controversial severance package from the publicly funded school, lawmakers said Wednesday. The newly formed...
  • Gov. Rauner creates commission to study Illinois' criminal justice system, suggest reforms

    Gov. Bruce Rauner continued his leadership by executive order Wednesday, tackling prison crowding by creating a commission to recommend criminal justice and sentencing reforms. Nine blocks east of the state Capitol in downtown Springfield, the Republican...
  • Supporters applaud Obama move to make Pullman national monument

    Supporters applaud Obama move to make Pullman national monument
    Advocates of preserving the Pullman Historic District praised President Barack Obama's decision to designate the Far South Side district a national monument. House Democrat Robin Kelly, who represents the Pullman area, was "thrilled" at the news, her...
  • State lawmakers to investigate college leaders' compensation

    State lawmakers to investigate college leaders' compensation
    In response to growing criticism of lucrative severance packages for college administrators, an Illinois Senate panel plans to investigate the salaries and perks provided to leaders at the state's community colleges and universities. The Senate Higher...
  • Democrats hold struggling moms hostage in day care dilemma

    Democrats hold struggling moms hostage in day care dilemma
    Alejandra Ortiz does her best to provide for her family. After her sons were born, the Colombian immigrant put her pursuit of a college degree on hold to work full time. Her paycheck isn't enough to make ends meet, so Ortiz participates in a state...
  • Medicaid expansion in Illinois should be praised

    Medicaid expansion in Illinois should be praised
    In 2013, the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Pat Quinn wisely made a decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and, thus, help low-income Illinoisans get and stay healthy. But Wednesday’s Tribune editorial called the expansion law...
  • Confusion mounts as Medicaid patients shift to managed care

    Confusion mounts as Medicaid patients shift to managed care
    When Angelica Hernandez received a letter from the state telling her to pick a Medicaid managed-care plan for her daughter, the Naperville woman chose one that included the doctor's office where she had always taken the 10-year-old girl. After selecting...
  • Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry

    Gov. Rauner wants Illinois to have right-to-work zones, which unions decry
    As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sets his sights on limiting the influence of unions in Illinois, he's pushing an idea he's dubbed "empowerment zones" — areas across the state where voters could decide if workers in their communities should be forced...
  • Notes and notables

    Seen and unseen When government makes decisions, large and small, it should be done in front of the public. That's a simple, straightforward and reasonable expectation — but one that we see violated time and again throughout Hampton Roads, to our...
  • Rep. Aaron Schock's bad week could have long-term repercussions

     Rep. Aaron Schock's bad week could have long-term repercussions
    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's flamboyance caught up with him this week, when the "Downton Abbey" makeover of his congressional digs metastasized into a case study for disastrous political communications. The new decor triggered an ethics complaint against the...