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  • State politicians must take responsibility for teachers' retirement

    The Teachers’ Retirement Fund has not been properly funded by the Illinois General Assembly since 1950. For the past 65 years, every governor who signed these non-funding bills and every state legislator who voted not to fund these obligations are...
  • Ailing ex-state rep to be sentenced near home for child porn

     Ailing ex-state rep to be sentenced near home for child porn
    A federal judge agreed Monday to move the sentencing of former state Rep. Keith Farnham on child pornography charges to a courthouse in Elgin due to concerns Farnham is too ill to travel to downtown Chicago. Farnham's attorney, Terry Ekl, had sought...
  • Freedom of information, access issues in all 50 states

    Freedom of information issues in all 50 states: ___ ALABAMA Lawmakers are trying to shield the identities of companies and individuals who provide the state with the drugs used for lethal-injection executions. In mid-March, the state House of...
  • Residents of Chicago housing program to make pleas in face of cuts

     Residents of Chicago housing program to make pleas in face of cuts
    Barbara Hailey plans to be there Monday at the Illinois Senate hearing on proposed cuts to the budget of the Department of Health and Human Services. So do Annie Johnson, Darrow Alexander and Jim Moore. And a whole contingent of residents at Mercy...
  • Legislation would pardon underage drinkers who call 911

    The Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help. Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury of Highwood is sponsoring the measure. It passed the House earlier this month and has been introduced...
  • Freedom of information issues in all 50 states

    Freedom of information issues in all 50 states: ALABAMA Lawmakers are trying to shield the identities of companies and individuals who provide the state with the drugs used for lethal-injection executions. In mid-March, the state House of...
  • A drive to end Sunday sales ban

    A drive to end Sunday sales ban
    Never on a Sunday. For more than three decades, that's been the tune in Illinois if you want to buy a new or used car from a licensed dealer. Now, a state senator is renewing a push to allow car and truck sales on Sundays, but that drive is again...
  • After snub, College of DuPage gets threat that lawmakers plan to cut funds

    After snub, College of DuPage gets threat that lawmakers plan to cut funds
    Frustrated by lavish spending and lax financial oversight at the College of DuPage, Illinois lawmakers threatened Thursday to slash funding to the community college after school officials ignored their deadline to agree to a state-run audit. In response...
  • University presidents fight deep funding cuts

    Presidents of three state public universities told lawmakers Thursday that GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut higher education funding by nearly $400 million would lead to significant setbacks at campuses that would reverberate for years. The...
  • University chiefs: Rauner budget cuts would be dramatic

    Presidents of three state public universities told lawmakers Thursday that GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut higher education funding by nearly $400 million would lead to significant setbacks at campuses that would reverberate for years. The...
  • Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions

    Taking ax to the 'Lizzie Borden defense' on pensions
    Deep into the argument about the pension overhaul law before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon in Springfield, Aaron Maduff, attorney for the State Universities Annuitants Association, played the "Lizzie Borden" card. Maduff was one of...