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  • American Quality Schools sets sights on Batavia for new private school

    American Quality Schools sets sights on Batavia for new private school
    A former state and national education official has set his sights on Kane County as the location for his new venture – a small, private school that won't focus on standardized tests.
  • 4 key advisers who will help shape Rauner's administration

    4 key advisers who will help shape Rauner's administration
    It's difficult to predict who will take official positions in the administration of Illinois governor-elect Bruce Rauner, a multimillionaire private equity executive-turned-politician. But it was clear he will rely heavily on about a dozen mostly...

    Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you

    Mr. Rauner: Advice from a Democrat who voted for you
    As a Democrat who voted for Republican Bruce Rauner, I'd like to offer 10 suggestions to make him an effective governor. 1) Send your campaign staff home. The campaign by both sides was disgraceful. Too much money, too many commercials, too much nasty...

    New Rauner property tax ad aimed at suburban voters

    New Rauner property tax ad aimed at suburban voters
    For the second time in a month, Bruce Rauner has gone on the airwaves to attack Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by highlighting one of the most controversial issues on the Republican challenger’s agenda: the idea of freezing local property taxes without...

    Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...