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  • Free the Lyons Township schools

    Free the Lyons Township schools
    Robert Healy pleaded guilty last month to stealing more than $1.5 million while he held the obscure post of Lyons Township school treasurer. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.
  • Hopes dim for school funding formula overhaul's passage

    Despite a revamp to ease partisan and regional opposition, Illinois lawmakers now see little chance of passing legislation this session that would overhaul the state's outdated school funding formula for the first time in two decades. The intent of the...

    Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a master deal to advance his pro-business priorities through the Legislature in exchange for new revenue to save...

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...

    Republican House leader eager for fiscal reform in Springfield

    Republican House leader eager for fiscal reform in Springfield
    Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin urged small businesses to give lawmakers the chance to right a long list of fiscal wrongs in Springfield. Durkin, a Western Springs resident who represents the 82nd District, thanked owners for continuing to run...