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  • Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County

    Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County
    SPRINGFIELD — People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to the authors of the proposal. The...
  • Law enforcement, legislator clash on bills aimed at addressing wrongful convictions

    Law enforcement, legislator clash on bills aimed at addressing wrongful convictions
    Less than two months into his first term, state Rep. Scott Drury introduced two bills he hoped would address a persistent failure of the state's justice system — wrongful convictions. Drury, a former federal prosecutor, represents part of Lake...
  • Senate swings, misses on sweeping pension overhaul

    Senate swings, misses on sweeping pension overhaul
    — State lawmakers continued to dance around the question of how to fix the state's heavily indebted government worker pension system Wednesday, with the latest two-step unfolding in the Illinois Senate. A comprehensive measure aimed at erasing the...
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    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......
  • Readers told the Tribune this wasn't fair

    Readers told the Tribune this wasn't fair
    It’s the old saying: The numbers don’t lie. One look at the fare increases that were proposed by Metra’s staff last month, and it was clear that something was out of kilter. Metra riders pay by distance traveled. Why should riders...
  • Workers compensation overhaul moves ahead

    Dems moving ahead with workers compensation overhaul   After months of tense negotiations, Democratic lawmakers have unveiled a sweeping proposal to change the state's workers compensation system, a move business groups have long asked for as a way to...
  • All eyes turn to Illinois for next gun battle

    All eyes turn to Illinois for next gun battle
    With Wisconsin poised to allow people to carry concealed weapons in public, gun advocates have made Illinois -- the last holdout -- a prime target in their campaign to give citizens unrestricted rights to carry weapons. Illinois has been one of their...
  • Quinn stands by opposition to conceal carry in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today stood solidly today behind his opposition to allowing concealed weapons in Illinois even though Wisconsin is on the verge of becoming the 49th state with some form of such a law. “We must ensure the safety of...
  • Thursday, March 10, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m. Illinois State Rep. Brandon Phelps (d-Harrisburg), the primary sponsor of a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons, tells Greg Jarrett why he wants this to become law. 7:09 a.m. Illinois...
  • Illinois pension reform measure passes House

    Illinois pension reform measure passes House
    SPRINGFIELD — A local government that gives an ex-lawmaker a fat paycheck would have to pick up the costs of any automatic increase in his state pension under a proposal the House passed overwhelmingly Thursday. House Republican leader Tom Cross of...
  • Quinn signs new prisoner early-release law

    Quinn signs new prisoner early-release law
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday signed a measure into law that revives good time credit for non-violent offenders who complete drug treatment, job training or rehabilitation programs while behind bars. The move comes more than two years after Quinn suspended...