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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......
  • Move is on to halt inflated local pensions

    State Sen. Terry Link compares it to winning the lottery. Local government executives get fat bonuses and retire. Their pensions also are inflated by the bonus amounts, and so their retirement checks get fatter, to the point that they make more from...
  • What they didn't teach you in civics class about how some bills become law

     
    Q. Is there really "a little-known process" in Illinois government "in which the legislative leadership and special-interest groups determine which bills are debated and which ones aren't"? A. Kinda, yeah. The allegation comes from a recent Voice of the...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...
  • One cozy casino deal

    One cozy casino deal
    A little-known hamlet of mobile homes tucked away in Lake County seems an unlikely location for a bustling new casino, one piece in a massive gambling expansion approved by Illinois lawmakers. Park City has just about 7,500 residents, virtually no...
  • Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?

    Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?
    Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
  • Quinn listens to pitch from sponsors of major gambling expansion

    Quinn listens to pitch from sponsors of major gambling expansion
    Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he’s met with sponsors of a major gambling expansion he’s criticized as “top heavy,” the first of what he says will be many meetings as he weighs whether to sign off on the measure. The gathering...
  • Quinn signs crime victim bills

    Quinn signs crime victim bills
    Police soon will be required to notify crime victims of their rights within 48 hours under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Monday. Surrounded by children attending a day camp at St. John Bible Church in the Austin neighborhood, a center of gang-...
  • Cullerton 'disappointed' in Quinn gambling veto threat

    Cullerton 'disappointed' in Quinn gambling veto threat
    Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Thursday night that he’s “disappointed” in Gov. Pat Quinn’s rejection of a plan to put slot machines at horse-race tracks in exchange for expanding casino gambling to Chicago. The...
  • Quinn to lawmakers on gambling: 'Make my day'

    Quinn to lawmakers on gambling: 'Make my day'
    Gov. Pat Quinn challenged lawmakers today to stop playing games with a gambling package as the Senate prepares to serve up legislation modeled after what the governor says he favors but that's also unlikely to pass. "Stop the delays and whatever else...
  • Quinn: new gambling measure not 'serious effort' to address concerns

    Quinn: new gambling measure not 'serious effort' to address concerns
    A stripped-down version gambling expansion emerged today with provisions for five new casinos, including one in Chicago, as Democratic senators rolled out their own version of legislation they say would fit into Gov. Pat Quinn’s outline of what's...