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  • Thomas Durkin, accountant with prominent sons, dies at 84

    Thomas Durkin, accountant with prominent sons, dies at 84
    Thomas Durkin spent 40 years working as an accountant, rising up to become the national managing partner of a large accounting firm.
  • Another unnecessary layer of government in Illinois

    Another unnecessary layer of government in Illinois
    Three west suburban school districts say they have a nifty way to save thousands of dollars. The schools want to sever ties to the Lyons Township school treasurer's office. The treasurer, who is appointed by the Lyons Township trustees of schools, is...

    Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist

     Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist
    Bruce Rauner long has spoken of the need to demand more from teachers and students alike. But before a conservative audience in Lake County last fall, the then-Republican candidate for governor lashed out at new Common Core education standards aimed at...

    Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House

     Madigan fends off Republican attempts to cut into veto-proof House
    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan convincingly fended off Republicans who were struggling Tuesday to cut into his lopsided Democratic majority by even a single seat. The effort to reduce the Democrat's 71-47 edge represented a critical test for...

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1
    There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one. The GOP knows it's highly unlikely it will catch a tidal wave and sweep Speaker Michael Madigan out of power. But all the House Republicans need to...