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  • Chicago may push south suburbs out of casino lottery

    Chicago may push south suburbs out of casino lottery
    Some of the most important political leaders in Illinois are finally talking about passing a casino expansion bill. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has had discussions with Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton...
  • Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins

    Annual push for Illinois gambling expansion begins
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still wants a Chicago casino and Gov. Bruce Rauner remains open to giving him one, but attempts to put a long-stalled deal together this month are running up against obstacles both old and new. The old: Putting together a gambling...
  • Measure to pave way for Obama library, Lucas museum surfaces in Springfield

     Measure to pave way for Obama library, Lucas museum surfaces in Springfield
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to state lawmakers to get some legal leverage as he tries to outflank park preservationists’ opposition to two hoped-for legacy projects: the Barack Obama presidential library and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art....
  • Illinois' financial mess is not Rauner's fault

    Illinois' financial mess is not Rauner's fault
    Tribune columnist Kristen McQueary hit it on the head with “Scrooges don’t include Rauner.” The mess this state is in has nothing to do with Gov. Bruce Rauner but everything to do with Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker...
  • Ann Stepan, former legislator and 43rd Ward committeeman, dies at 71

    Ann Stepan entered politics as an extension of her passion for social justice and rose up to become a powerful North Side Democratic committeeman and then an Illinois state representative who was instrumental in shepherding a law protecting the public...
  • Illinois' real evil cabal

    This is in response to “Scrooges don’t include Rauner," by Tribune columnist Kristen McQueary. Thanks to McQueary for articulating what I’ve been trying to tell all who would listen about details related to the evil cabal formed by...
  • Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat

    Duckworth to join race for Kirk's Senate seat
    Second-term U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is expected to announce her candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate and a potential challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, a source familiar with her plans said. Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, will be the first...
  • Rauner grapples with this year, next year's budget problems

    Rauner grapples with this year, next year's budget problems
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will lay out his plan on Wednesday to confront an unprecedented fiscal crisis exacerbated by the recent expiration of the state's temporary income tax increase, a multi-billion-dollar revenue loss that...
  • Nekritz still has faith in pension reform

    State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, who led the fight to pass pension reform in the legislature, told me that she believes the Illinois Supreme Court will ultimately rule that law is constitutional. The measure was passed in a desperate attempt to...
  • ComEd smart grid bill signed into law by Rauner

     ComEd smart grid bill signed into law by Rauner
    A bill that could result in electric rate increases through the end of the decade as two major power companies move forward on a sweeping grid modernization program was approved Friday by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The measure allows Commonwealth...
  • Meeks still battling for more school funding

    Meeks still battling for more school funding
    After years of fighting with fellow Democrats to improve public school funding in Illinois, former state Sen. James Meeks has switched sides. He's now chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, appointed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, whom he...