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  • Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers

    A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public funds. The News-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1HN1lhI ) reports the bill passed a House committee Wednesday. Bill sponsor Rep. Reggie Phillips, R-...
  • Thursday budget vote could resolve court reporter crisis

    Thursday budget vote could resolve court reporter crisis
    If approved by the Illinois Senate in a vote expected Thursday, a short-term state budget fix would at least temporarily resolve a funding problem for court reporters that has disrupted felony cases in Lake County. Under the plan sponsored by Democratic...
  • Illinois Senate on spot to back measure plugging budget gap

    Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year's budget and save state programs and agencies from running out of money. A day after the plan passed the House Tuesday, many members...
  • Legislature moves to resolve budget deficit

    Legislature moves to resolve budget deficit
    Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between a Republican governor and Democratic-led Legislature over authority to transfer funds as money runs out for social...
  • Contact lens pricing under debate in Springfield

     Contact lens pricing under debate in Springfield
    Nobody likes it when their contact lenses fall out. That point of view gets murkier when the prices of those lenses hit their floor. At issue is a conflict among manufacturers pushing for minimum prices, resellers advertising low prices that may come...
  • Contact lens pricing bill goes nowhere -- for now

    Contact lens pricing bill goes nowhere -- for now
    An Illinois House committee heard debate Tuesday on a controversial contact lens pricing policy but stopped short of taking a vote. The bill would bar manufacturers from imposing non-negotiable price minimums on contact lenses. It would also make it...
  • 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 investigationĀ that uncovered lavish spending by school officials at the campus's upscale restaurant. The Tribune report, published online...
  • Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race

    Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race
    After months of strife at the College of DuPage, the race for its board of trustees has become a fierce battleground. Twelve candidates are vying for three six-year terms on the board, with many of the hopefuls citing continuous reports of financial...
  • Teacher for a day, pension for life

    Teacher for a day, pension for life
    David Piccioli is not a retired teacher. He's a retired lobbyist who elbowed his way into the Teachers Retirement System by subbing in a Springfield classroom for one day and then tried to inflate that pension with help from his friends in the General...
  • Oak Lawn must appeal decision on firefighter back pay

    On Feb, 27, the Daily Southtown ran a story regarding Oak Lawn firefighters and a state board ruling that ordered back pay of $3.2 million with a 7 percent interest rate compounded. Respectfully, immediate clarification is needed for all your readers, not...
  • Trustee candidates discuss pension burden

    Trustee candidates discuss pension burden
    Candidates for Oak Brook village trustee say an increasing pension burden is a top issue that the next Village Board must address. "We need to seriously consider creative, alternative ways to maintain high quality service while at the same time...