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  • Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight year

    Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight year
    For the third consecutive year, the private firm hired run the Illinois Lottery has failed to bring in the profits it promised to raise for the state, even as its parent companies continue to be paid more each year to provide games and services....
  • Oberweis criticizes Quinn veto of 60 mph trucks bill

    Oberweis criticizes Quinn veto of 60 mph trucks bill
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis says Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was wrong to veto a bill that would have let big trucks go faster on interstate highways in the Chicago area. The governor on Monday cited recent semitrailer truck...
  • Naperville's 'Project Panda' developer revealed to be SKF Group

    Naperville's 'Project Panda' developer revealed to be SKF Group
    Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday that a Swedish-based industrial manufacturer will bring 80 jobs to Naperville and invest more than $18.6 million in a new, 131,000-square-foot research and development facility on the city’s north side. Under an...
  • Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'

    Shooting near Bud Billiken Parade: 'I am tired of this'
    Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling. Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...
  • Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state

    Chicago's Thompson Center in sad state
    If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois. Our public...
  • Medical pot shops are coming! Take a chill pill, folks.

     
    Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
  • Waukegan reaches milestone in harbor cleanup

    Waukegan reaches milestone in harbor cleanup
    Waukegan Harbor has reached a pivotal moment in its history — one that city leaders hope will revive its sagging economy — with the culmination of a 30-year, $150 million cleanup to rid the shoreline of contamination left by the city’s...
  • Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'

    Activists: South Side hospital patients caught in 'trauma deserts'
    For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims. But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
  • Funds from Tinley Park Mental Health Center sale could stay local

    Funds from Tinley Park Mental Health Center sale could stay local
    A new state law signed by the governor would allow proceeds from the sale of the Tinley Park Mental Health Center to remain in Tinley and the surrounding area, Senate Democrats said in a press release. The law, which was signed Aug. 1 by Gov. Pat Quinn,...
  • Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions

    Quinn gets backing from both statewide teachers' unions
    Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. The IFT’s endorsement was not a...
  • Quinn signs water-safety legislation into law

    Quinn signs water-safety legislation into law
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law three pieces of legislation aimed at improving safety of the state's water supply. The Urban Flooding Awareness Act creates a working group of representatives from local, state and federal agencies to recommend...