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  • Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws

    Victims of crime hurt by crime-free laws
    Victims of domestic violence face eviction from their apartments under crime-free housing laws for repeatedly calling police to report abusive spouses, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. In response to those concerns, state...
  • Medicaid expansion is a huge boon

    Illinois’ decision to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program is a huge financial boon for the state. It fills a historic gap in Medicaid by covering the poorest Illinoisans who have historically been left out of the program. This means they can...
  • Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law

    Quinn signs small-business retirement plan bill into law
    Most businesses in Illinois will soon be required by law to adopt a retirement savings plan for employees, under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Sunday. The law requires all businesses in operation for at least two years and that have at least...
  • Remembering Frank Mankiewicz

    Remembering Frank Mankiewicz
    In the hard-boiled if fading world of print journalism, it's often said that the only way to look at a politician is down. And the worst crime of all is to work both sides of the street, doubling as a reporter while working for a pol, or vice versa. But...
  • Remembering Frank Mankiewicz, a respected professional in politics and media

    WASHINGTON -- In the hard-boiled if fading world of print journalism, it's often said that the only way to look at a politician is down. And the worst crime of all is to work both sides of the street, doubling as a reporter while working for a pol, or...
  • Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange

    Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange
    Unless Illinois acts quickly, it will leave hundreds of millions of federal dollars on the table that would go toward building its own health insurance marketplace, potentially upping the cost of coverage for nearly 170,000 Illinois residents. State...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • Quinn signs pregnancy workplace protection law

    Quinn signs pregnancy workplace protection law
    Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure aimed at providing further protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The legislation bars employers from firing, segregating against or refusing to hire pregnant women.  Sponsoring Rep. Mary Flowers,...
  • Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...
  • Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political

    Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today insisted that his push to raise the minimum wage in Chicago and across the state is not a political ploy aimed at driving Democratic turnout in the November election, but the right thing to do for families struggling in poverty....
  • Republican Leads Contenders in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    In race that has drawn heavy interest from the entertainment industry, Republican Elan Carr led a long list of candidates seeking to advance to November's general election and succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles). The district, which...