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  • College of DuPage: 'Taxpayers do not count. Insiders do.'

    College of DuPage: 'Taxpayers do not count. Insiders do.'
    Trustees at the College of DuPage moved last week to catapult President Robert Breuder a few years before his contract expires. But don't feel bad for him. He will float pleasantly to Earth with a golden parachute worth more than $750,000 in severance....
  • Illinois Democrats welcome Rauner-led Republicans back to relevancy

    Illinois Democrats welcome Rauner-led Republicans back to relevancy
    Illinois formally entered a new era of divided government Wednesday with the swearing-in of a new Democratic-led legislature, but amid promises of cooperation with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, an undercurrent of political discord was evident. Democrats...
  • The Illinois Turnaround (plain text version)

    The Illinois Turnaround (plain text version)
     Gov. Bruce Rauner distributed the following 44-point plan on two pages prior to his speech Wednesday under the heading " The Illinois Turnaround." This is a text version of the original .pdf file: 1. Economic Growth and Jobs Package  Pass a phased-in...
  • Gov. Rauner suggests bankruptcy for towns to fight pension woes

     Gov. Rauner suggests bankruptcy for towns to fight pension woes
    Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to give cities, towns and counties the authority to file for bankruptcy protection, a move that could give local governments a stronger foothold when negotiating with local police and fire officials over costly pension obligations....
  • Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office

    Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office
    State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller. The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk around the statehouse, but he's also a prodigious fundraiser,...
  • Kadner: Someone always gets hurt

    If you were the governor, where would you cut the state budget? I ask the question because just about everyone I talk to believes Illinois overspends. And there's no doubt the state is in terrible financial shape. The state of the state is pitiful....
  • Illinois should phase out Plain Old Telephone Service

    Illinois should phase out Plain Old Telephone Service
    The old copper-wire phone lines that made Illinois and the rest of the country a communications hub in the 20th century won't be around by the middle of the 21st century. Plain Old Telephone Service — known as POTS — has become obsolete in...
  • Rauner faces immediate test as Illinois runs out of day care money

     Rauner faces immediate test as Illinois runs out of day care money
    Gov. Bruce Rauner faces an immediate test of his ability to work through the challenges of running cash-strapped Illinois now that the state has run out of money for a popular subsidized day care program. The Department of Human Services announced...
  • Too many in government prefer secrecy

    Sometimes elected officials forget who's the boss. They think they are accountable only to themselves. But it's the voters who put them in office and the taxpayers who pay the bills who are in charge. At least that is how this thing we call democracy is...
  • Virginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused students

    Virginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused students
    Legislators shot down a trio of bills this week meant to give students who are accused of sexual assault more rights during the internal campus inquiries that can lead to expulsion. The bills were tabled at a small House subcommittee meeting, and as the...
  • Legislative notebook: ABC reform, Uber, Common Core … Friday at the Virginia General Assembly

    Legislative notebook: ABC reform, Uber, Common Core … Friday at the Virginia General Assembly
    State legislators are working on a massive overhaul of Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, saying they want it to run more like a business. The ABC would still be a state-run liquor monopoly under Senate Bill 1032 and a companion bill in the...