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  • Attorney: Message to state rep was free speech, not threat

    Attorney: Message to state rep was free speech, not threat
    The message a Chicago man left for a Wheaton state representative that said “we know where you live,’ constituted free speech in the same sex marriage debate and wasn’t a threat, a lawyer argued Wednesday. The attorney for Stephen Bona...
  • Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham

    Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham
    Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about...
  • Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs

    Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall. The...
  • Bill to expand Plainfield park board advances in Springfield

    Bill to expand Plainfield park board advances in Springfield
    A bill aimed at expanding the Plainfield Park District board — and effectively shifting power away from the board majority — is expected to go before the full Illinois House soon. The bill recently passed the House Cities and Villages...
  • Local Voices West: March 13 edition

    Local Voices West: March 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva. School repairs I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools. I view this as a...
  • South Berwyn schools seek tax hike for improvements

    South Berwyn schools seek tax hike for improvements
    Voters living south of Cermak Road in Berwyn will decide March 18 whether to increase their taxes to renovate and expand District 100 schools. Two questions are asking for a $1.40 tax rate increase, up to $4.30 from $2.90, which would raise almost $6....
  • Local Voices Lake: March 13 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Fox Lake and Mundelein. Increase wages I am writing to support an increase in Illinois' minimum wage. I live in a community in which many of the residents work for minimum wage — or less. People are struggling,...
  • 5 candidates seek District 4 county board seat

    5 candidates seek District 4 county board seat
    Both Republicans and Democrats have the opportunity to select candidates in Tuesday's primary election for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board. There are three Republicans – incumbent Grant Eckhoff of Wheaton and challengers Ronald...
  • Support Peter Breen

    Thank you for endorsing Peter Breen, Illinois House of Representative Republican candidate for the 48th District, for the March 18 Republican Primary election. ("Tribune endorsements for Illinois House" Editorial, March 4) I heartily shout, "L-O-M-B-A-...
  • City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms

    City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms
    The three major for-profit ride-share companies operating virtually unregulated in Chicago face a Friday deadline to respond to subpoenas calling on them to turn over copies of their insurance policies, which critics contend fail to protect the public....
  • 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...