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  • Lobbyist William Filan buys house in Lakeview for $2.4 million

    Lobbyist William Filan buys house in Lakeview for $2.4 million
    Veteran lobbyist William Filan has paid $2.37 million for a six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot brick house in West Lakeview. A former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, Filan, 64, long has counted the city of Chicago among his...
  • Rauner commits rookie error in budget game

    Rauner commits rookie error in budget game
    A rookie mistake has led to some big problems. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, both D-Chicago, believed that Gov. Bruce Rauner would ask to postpone the scheduled Feb. 18 budget address. The current fiscal year's...
  • Senate Democrats offer $580 million fund sweep, but GOP sees it as a stunt

    Senate Democrats offer $580 million fund sweep, but GOP sees it as a stunt
    Senate Democrats gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a plan that would sweep $580 million from special funds to help plug a gaping budget hole, a move Republicans decried as a political stunt that undermines negotiations with new GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner....
  • GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras

    GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras
    A Republican state lawmaker filed legislation to outlaw traffic enforcement cameras statewide in the wake of a Tribune investigation into Chicago's controversial red light program, but it faces an uncertain future in a legislature controlled by Mayor Rahm...
  • Scott Stantis Cartoon caption Contest for January 14: Winner, Runners-up and Blog Extras

    Scott Stantis Cartoon caption Contest for January 14: Winner, Runners-up and Blog Extras
    Winner: "Did Pat Quinn take the bathroom key?" - Steve Spanola, Wheaton  Runners up: 1st: "We've been Quinned." - Don Farrell, Glenview 2nd: "Drat. He took the operating instructions." - Mike Engle, Chicago 3rd: "Mr. Governor, you'll have to ask...
  • Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix

    Rauner, Democrats disagree on short-term budget fix
    More than a week after Gov. Bruce Rauner declared he was "literally days away" from a solution to the $1.6 billion shortfall in this year's budget, the governor insisted Friday that he and Democrats are "very close" to a deal. "We'll get it done,"...
  • Rita sees new hope for casino expansion

    Most gamblers believe that no matter how bad their luck is running, everything can change with the next roll of the dice, turn of the wheel or flip of a card. State Rep. Robert Rita, D-Blue Island, who has been leading the battle to expand casino...
  • Reversing course in Illinois

    Reversing course in Illinois
    The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century's most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average...
  • Illinois' financial woes

    I have to agree with Gov. Bruce Rauner. What happens when you spend more than you earn every year? You end up where Illinois is right now. Bankruptcy is one solution, but Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Illinois Senate President John...
  • Rauner plans to propose raising school funding in first budget

    Rauner plans to propose raising school funding in first budget
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday plans to propose a 6.7 percent increase in general school spending despite signals that he'll call for major cuts elsewhere during his first budget speech. A Rauner adviser said the governor will suggest a...
  • State, local efforts combine to prevent school violence

    State, local efforts combine to prevent school violence
    As local school districts and public-safety officials move onward with initiatives to prevent violence from reaching classrooms, state lawmakers have announced plans to work with mental health professionals to help children with mental illness in the...