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  • Nearly a quarter of Illinois' boards and commissions inactive

    Nearly a quarter of Illinois' boards and commissions inactive
    Nearly a quarter of the state’s more than 300 boards and commissions have been inactive in recent years, according to an audit released Thursday, and the Quinn administration said it is looking at how to eliminate ones that are no longer needed....
  • Illinois DCFS chief steps down

    Illinois DCFS chief steps down
    The chief of Illinois’ child welfare agency for the last five years is stepping down at the end of next month, saying that the state now moves more quickly to diffuse family problems before they get out of hand. Erwin McEwen, 49, announced his...
  • Quinn, Emanuel spat now includes sinkholes, project signs

    Quinn, Emanuel spat now includes sinkholes, project signs
    The public tension between Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel now includes barbs over a Northwest Side sinkhole and politicians putting their names on signs.Emanuel has been pressuring Quinn to say he'll sign a major gambling expansion into law, and...
  • Quinn 'disappointed' Madigan attended Boehner fundraiser

    Quinn 'disappointed' Madigan attended Boehner fundraiser
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said today he was “disappointed” that veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan, the state’s Democratic chairman, attended a fundraiser featuring Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. But Madigan spokesman...
  • Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights

    Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a two-minute timeout before a motorcycle driver or bicyclist can proceed through a stoplight that appears stuck on red. The Democratic governor used his veto power on Friday to rewrite legislation that...
  • Unlock Kodak Photo CD

    Unlock Kodak Photo CD
    Q: Back in the mid-1990s I was probably one of the very few people who actually purchased a Kodak Photo CD player. The system was/is great, and I have several thousand photos on the CDs that Kodak put them onto. Therein lies the problem. Since the...
  • Madigan pensions amendment advances in Illinois House

    Madigan pensions amendment advances in Illinois House
    House Speaker Michael Madigan today won committee approval of a proposal to ask voters to make it tougher to sweeten pensions in Illinois. The Chicago Democrat and state party leader said he expected to call the proposed constitutional amendment for a...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker talks recall in Springfield

    Wisconsin Gov. Walker talks recall in Springfield
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a campaign stop in Springfield today as he faces a June recall election, drawing a protest of more than 3,500 people. The controversial Republican governor took a jab at Illinois state government, which continues to be...
  • Indicted state lawmaker returns to Illinois House

    Indicted state lawmaker returns to Illinois House
    Indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith returned to the Illinois House today for the first time since his arrest on a federal bribery charge. The West Side lawmaker sat quietly in the second row of the Democratic side of the chamber, occasionally shaking hands...
  • Illinois Republicans sue over Democrat-drawn remap

    Illinois Republicans sue over Democrat-drawn remap
    The state’s top Republican legislative leaders today led the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging a Democratic-drawn remapping of the state’s House and Senate districts, alleging it unfairly discriminates against African Americans and...
  • State staff recommends 'no' on latest Oak Forest Hospital plan

    State staff recommends 'no' on latest Oak Forest Hospital plan
    Cook County’s bid to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a regional outpatient clinic should be denied, according to a staff report issued today to the state’s hospital planning board.   It’s the second time the hospital board staff has...