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  • Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race

    Lisa Madigan takes pass on governor's race
    For months, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan, brushed aside the notion that it would be a conflict of interest if she served as governor while he continued to run the General Assembly. But on Monday, she...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quinn signs public pension overhaul

    Quinn signs public pension overhaul
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...