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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....
  • Illinois begins issuing driver's licenses in December to people in country illegally

    Illinois begins issuing driver's licenses in December to people in country illegally
    The first driver's licenses for immigrants living in Illinois illegally will be issued in December, with officials estimating that as many as 500,000 people could eventually apply for the special permits. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office...
  • 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...
  • Secretary of State Jesse White announces run for record 5th term

    Secretary of State Jesse White announces run for record 5th term
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White formally launched his bid for a record fifth term today, with the popular 79-year-old saying there's more work to be done. White already is on track to become the longest-serving secretary of state at the...
  • Push to lower legal limit of intoxication to 0.05 stirs debate

    Push to lower legal limit of intoxication to 0.05 stirs debate
    — Timothy Brown has put hundreds of drunken drivers behind the wheel. In the research center where he works, the drivers ingest vodka or 151-proof alcohol and get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Malibu mounted in a metal pod about the size of a...
  • 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...
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position

    GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position
    Ask any of the four Republican governor candidates why they're running, and they'll quickly tick off a list of Illinois' perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's Democratic legislative leadership. Dig a bit deeper and they'll each cite the...
  • 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&#...