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  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • Illinois Senate passes rape kit reform

    SPRINGFIELD — Rosa Pickett said she thought nothing would ever be worse than the night she was brutally beaten and raped — until she found out the Robbins Police Department didn’t follow through and time ran out to file charges in the...
  • Medical marijuana for kids measure advances

    Medical marijuana for kids measure advances
    As Margaret Storey testified in front of a state Senate committee on Tuesday in support of a bill that would allow children who suffer from seizures access to medical marijuana, her daughter Josie, who was in the audience with her dad and aunt, had a...
  • Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House

    Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House
    Lyons Township High School District 204 is closer to managing its own finances after an Illinois House of Representatives bill cleared a committee vote Wednesday. House Bill 5572 would allow the high school to break from the Lyons Township school...
  • 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-...