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Kwame Raoul

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  • Illinois lawmakers looking to avoid 'Springfield belly'

    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois lawmakers, long known for being unable to get a handle on the state’s finances, soon could find themselves vying to see who is “The Biggest Loser.” It's not what you might think. A Downstate legislator is...
  • Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate

    Quinn taps Paul Vallas for 2014 running mate
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election. Vallas, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 against Rod Blagojevich, fills...
  • Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest

    Thwarting Quinn, judge orders legislators paid -- with interest
    Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional. Those...
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    Going forward the "Weeks in Review" posts will also serve as an open comment thread on news events of the past week that either didn't get discussed on the blog or didn't get discussed enough in your opinion. You can......
  • And another one gone and another one gone....

     
    This item from my Sunday print column is a greatly expanded version of a blog item from Thursday It was a double whammy for political junkies last week when Republican Dan Proft and Democrat Kwame Raoul announced that they would......
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Deadline could backfire on gun-control advocates

     
    Wednesday's print column Talk about the Wild West. Imagine officials of more than 200 local home-rule units of government in Illinois — trustees, aldermen, councilors, commissioners, most of them part-timers — suddenly and urgently...
  • 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...
  • Quinn signs landmark pension abuse reforms into law

    Quinn signs landmark pension abuse reforms into law
    — Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed into law a major crackdown on lucrative public pension abuses that saw top union officials land hefty retirement packages, double dip and substitute teach for one day but win benefits for life. "The pension...