| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Drug awareness advocates say a proposed amendment to a new law giving immunity to drug users who report an overdose would defeat the purpose of …...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
| Feb 25, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union leader and other connected applicants, a Tribune investigation has found.
The first broad analysis of who...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:08 PM
A state legislative committee voted 11-1 Thursday to recommend that the full Illinois House expel Rep. Derrick Smith over federal bribery charges.
“It’s with a heavy heart we take this action today,” said Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:17 AM
House Speaker Michael Madigan today won committee approval of a proposal to ask voters to make it tougher to sweeten pensions in Illinois.
The Chicago Democrat and state party leader said he expected to call the proposed constitutional amendment for a...
| May 29, 2012
| 4:35 AM
— Efforts to develop a plan for comprehensive reform of public employee pensions hit a snag Monday as opposition intensified over a provision to shift retirement costs for suburban and Downstate teachers onto local school districts.