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  • 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...
  • From wagging fingers to 'all ears,' GOP enters budget negotiations

    For now, the most important detail you need to know about the Illinois Senate Republicans' 21-page plan to get the state's finances in order is that it contains important details. That's huge. Most of what we've heard from the state...

    Overdue reform: Signs of the times

    It's taken more than five years, but Illinois is now poised to outlaw the brazen use of state property for self-promotion that came to symbolize the egomaniacal reign of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A small thing, really, considering the scale...

    Chicago could get to write own rules on medical marijuana facilities

    Chicago could get to write own rules on medical marijuana facilities
    SPRINGFIELD — Chicago would become the only city in the state allowed to write its own rules on where medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers could set up shop under legislation the Illinois Senate passed on Thursday. Sponsoring...

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike

    Quinn signs budget he, opponent dislike
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a new state budget disliked by the governor, his running mate and even Republican challenger Bruce Rauner — a $35.7 billion spending plan that bows to election-year political realities....