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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...
  • Hip, hip, harangue!

     
    Three cheers for Downstate lawmaker who shouted truth to power vI live more than 300 miles from Downstate Republican Mike Bost's Illinois House district and differ with him on many issues, but he was truly my representative Tuesday when he...

    'Hands-free' distinction appears to be evidence free as well.

     
    Story: A new proposal to ban the use of cellphones while driving in Illinois passed the (state) House on Friday along with two other traffic safety measures. Sponsored by Rep. John D'Amico, D-Chicago, the bill would prohibit hand-held devices from...

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1

    For Rauner and GOP, magic number in Illinois House is 1
    There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one. The GOP knows it's highly unlikely it will catch a tidal wave and sweep Speaker Michael Madigan out of power. But all the House Republicans need to...

    Illinois Democrats cede seats in Congress as Republicans make comeback

    Illinois Democrats cede seats in Congress as Republicans make comeback
    Republicans on Tuesday captured some of the seats lost two years ago in Illinois congressional races, capitalizing on midterm malaise and the absence of the home-state Democratic president on the ballot. In the most intensely contested Chicago-area...