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  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • Woodridge trustees reject video gambling

    Woodridge trustees reject video gambling
    Woodridge trustees decided not to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb. At a village board meeting on April 24, Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham broke a 3-3 tie vote in favor of preserving the ban. Trustees have been mulling over a proposal to...
  • Michael Madigan needs to retire

    Kristen McQueary's insightful column in the Sunday Tribune is spot-on. Illinois desperately needs term limits and sensible remap legislation. House Speaker Mike Madigan has shown for years and years that he can play the Illinois legislature like a...
  • Illinois legislature should have passed a progressive tax

    The economy is a pyramid. The rich do not become rich in a vacuum. The rich who get rich honestly do so by selling something that people will buy. In the current global economy, there are more customers, so the rich got richer. In an effective...
  • Westmont OKs 3rd video gambling spot

    Westmont OKs 3rd video gambling spot
    A third video gambling cafe is coming to Westmont. Trustees approved a liquor license for Stella's Place, a gambling cafe that will move to the St. James Crossing strip mall at 834 E. Ogden Avenue. Another cafe, Dotty's, currently operates out of a...
  • Outside Opinion: 'Ban the box' gives people 2nd chance

    Outside Opinion: 'Ban the box' gives people 2nd chance
    The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here is one of two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to...
  • Illinois' concealed carry law is here to stay

    The letter from Meghan Sheehan on June shows just how truly uninformed the public is about Illinois’ concealed carry law. First, the law was enacted almost a year ago by the Illinois General Assembly; there is no “appeal.” Concealed...
  • Illinoisans are headed elsewhere

    I've lived here about four years after moving from Atlanta (originally from Charlotte, N.C.). At first I loved it (and I've lived in other states as well), but now, no way. I'd like to move as soon as possible mainly due to state living costs. I...
  • I have a humble suggestion how Waukegan High School students can fill their five-second moment of silence.

    Ever since the Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2007 mandating a “moment of silence” to begin each classroom day in public schools I’ve been informally collecting reports from students, parents and teachers about how this vague,...
  • Cook County pension changes clear Senate

    Cook County pension changes clear Senate
    SPRINGFIELD — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle got a government worker pension overhaul through the first couple hurdles at the Capitol on Tuesday, but she’s still not saying how she’d come up with more money to pay for the...