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  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • New Illinois law limits probation in fatal crashes

    New Illinois law limits probation in fatal crashes
    Drivers in fatal crashes will be less likely to get a special kind of probation under a new law that went into effect this year. The law is the latest to limit when judges can use the probation, called court supervision, which is widely popular...
  • Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot

    Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot
    SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot. The ritual...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Simeon All Access | Dean of the Wolverines

    Simeon All Access | Dean of the Wolverines
    If Robert Smith has his way, he one day soon will leave Simeon and the program that changed his life and the Chicago basketball scene. For what he hopes is seven more games, the program is still his. The 41-year-old coach of five state championship...
  • Three new teen driving bills signed into law

    Three new teen driving bills signed into law
    Gov. Pat Quinn signed three road safety bills into law Monday, including two that aim to make it tougher for some teenage drivers to earn a license. The first, dubbed "Patricia's Law," would prohibit judges from granting supervision to anyone charged in...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Lawmakers return for busy fall session (or not).

     
    Good Monday Morning Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania’s public school students have been in class for weeks, but state lawmakers will finally return to work today for an abbreviated fall voting session that could end up being as notable for what doesn&#...
  • DUI: Chicago

    DUI: Chicago
    Ten a night—that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data....
  • Dithering Dems give hope to indicted candidate

     
    Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her reasons for not endorsing Lance Tyson’s bid for state representative. For a year and a half — from December 2006 until May 2008 — Tyson (right), a lifelong Democrat,...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If there was ever any doubt that autumn was officially upon us, it was dispelled last night, as Raul Ibanez propelled the New York Yankees past the Baltimore Orioles for a seemingly inevitable post-season run......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's Friday. After one of the more trying weeks in recent memory, a weekend is upon us. The forecast, at least here in central Pennsylvania, calls for sunny, if slightly chilly, skies. Hope you can......