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  • Illinois bill would require restaurants to clean play areas

    Illinois bill would require restaurants to clean play areas
    A measure that would require restaurants to clean play equipment at least once a day is under consideration in the Illinois House. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports (http://bit.ly/1MtpD3q ) the legislation advanced Tuesday...
  • Hundreds protest in Capitol over proposed budget cuts

    Dozens of protesters have been escorted from the Illinois House gallery during protests over proposed state budget cuts to social service programs. Secretary of State spokesman Henry Haupt says none of the people who chanted, sang and held banners inside...
  • Illinois Supreme Court hearing arguments in pension case

    Oral arguments have begun before the Illinois Supreme Court on whether a massive state-employee pension bailout invalidated last fall by a lower court will be revived. The issue is whether the law, designed to deal with a $111 billion deficit in four...
  • Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus

    Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has met with dozens of state legislators, both individually and in small groups, since his election. By all accounts, every meeting has been cordial, and he has scored lots of points with legislators who aren't accustomed to this sort of...
  • A look at US Sen. Kirk's potential 2016 Democratic rivals

    Several Democrats have said they are considering a challenge to Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016. Here is a brief look at each of them: ___ U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos of East Moline A former journalist and city council member, Bustos defeated...
  • Leaders boast early successes of 5-year plan in state of the village

    Leaders boast early successes of 5-year plan in state of the village
    Almost every seat in Ela Area Public Library's meeting room was filled with residents on March 9 as village officials reflected back on the previous year's accomplishments and previewed their goals for the future. The focus of the first State of the...
  • Bail set at $2 million for teen charged in Aurora murder

    Bail set at $2 million for teen charged in Aurora murder
    Bail has been set at $2 million for a 16-year-old Aurora resident accused of killing an Aurora teen late last month. Gabriel Barron, 300 block of Marion Avenue, is currently being held at the Juvenile Justice Detention Center, but he will be tried as an...
  • Supermajority fissures may be on full display this session

    On paper, the number of Democrats in Illinois' General Assembly looks formidable, holding "supermajorities" in both chambers that would allow them to override any veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. When it comes time to vote, however, that strength is tempered...
  • Lake County is center of women's bowling universe in Illinois

    Lake County is center of women's bowling universe in Illinois
    Thoughts on the sport of bowling in general — and the Illinois state women's bowling tournament in specific — by someone whose checkbook is $40 lighter after purchasing a Waukegan city vehicle sticker for 2015 for a Toyota that's older than...
  • Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight

    Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight
    "This is the starting gun," said state Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno, referring to the budget proposal Gov. Bruce Rauner revealed Wednesday, "not the checkered flag." Actually, it's more like the red cape — an illusion designed to...
  • State lawmakers heighten calls for College of DuPage review

    State lawmakers heighten calls for College of DuPage review
    State lawmakers turned up the pressure for a comprehensive audit of the College of DuPage following a Tribune investigation that uncovered lavish spending by school officials at the campus's upscale restaurant. The Tribune report, published online...