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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...
  • Sweeping anti-heroin use bill sent to Rauner

    Sweeping anti-heroin use bill sent to Rauner
    The Illinois Senate on Saturday sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a sweeping measure aimed at curbing heroin use and preventing overdose deaths even as critics questioned how the state would pay for the $15 million program with a major budget shortfall. The...

    Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn

    Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn
    While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well. Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...

    Illinois Senate approves gay marriage

    Illinois Senate approves gay marriage
    SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led Senate delivered a Valentine’s Day victory to gay and lesbian couples today, passing legislation for the first time that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois. The gay marriage measure now goes to the...

    Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County

    Illinois looking at different concealed carry rules for Cook County
    SPRINGFIELD — People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to the authors of the proposal. The...