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Change of SubjectFor Wednesday's print column, in advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, spokesman for the local chapter of the American Federation...
Clout StreetA frustrated Gov. Pat Quinn has once again changed strategies in his effort to get a pension reform bill on his desk as he acknowledged Friday he’s “prepared to do whatever necessary” to try to break a deadlock between his fellow...
What do political dads really want on Father's Day? I'm not a political dad. So all I'd like is a pair of leopard-print spandex bike shorts and a Big Wheel Sidewalk Screamer, that I may go on bike rides with the mayor of Chicago. But what do political...
Letters to the editor from Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Naperville residents. Illinois embarrassment The Illinois legislature and Illinois leadership are the laughing stock of the nation and a burden on their constituents. I am an independent voter,...
ReutersJun 13 (Reuters) - U.S. power companies have shut or converted over 15,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power plants since 2009 and have plans to shut or convert another 35,000 MW over the 10 years or so. Cheap natural gas prices and strict...
Letter writer Charlie Peterson writes in Friday’s Tribune of installing fresh leadership in Illinois (Voice of the People, letter, June 7). If only it were as simple as Mr. Peterson suggests. What the writer may not realize is that the powerful...
State lawmakers had barely peeled out of Springfield following a session where key issues stalled when a slew of politicians who want to be Illinois governor saw the green flag waving to launch the 2014 race. A pair of Republicans, Treasurer Dan...
"I think most people would agree that what Illinois needs right now are leaders who actually govern, who set a clear course to take on our biggest challenges while bringing enough people around to their view to get things done." —Potential...
Expecting this latest special session of the legislature in Springfield to get Illinois' finances back on track is like expecting someone who throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field to give the Cubs six solid innings on the mound. Both...
An Alligator Records Press Release today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco, has been declared cancer free by his doctors. Last January, Buckwheat announced he was being...
At the end of the legislative session, Springfield lawmakers quickly and quietly passed Senate Bill 20, giving governance to the South Suburban Airport to the Illinois Department of Transportation. This legislation runs contrary to the established...
For reasons we don't pretend to know, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton on Friday struck yet another of their serial blows at Illinois taxpayers and the insolvent state government we're all obliged to finance. If you live...
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