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Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — A top House Democrat on Wednesday suggested a new plan to fix the state’s massively indebted retirement system: make the temporary income tax hike permanent, have state workers and teachers chip in more toward their pension and...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved legislation that would allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have special drivers licenses, but the bill’s fate in the House is still up in the air. The proposal, sponsored by...
Change of SubjectIf Hollywood decides many years from now to make an epic motion picture detailing the fight for gay marriage in Illinois, perhaps the film director will mercifully change Sen. Christine Radogno to "Sen. Christine Randolph," and Sen. James Meeks to......
Tribune reporterRepublican Sen. Christine Radogno of Lemont survived a challenge Wednesday night and will continue as Senate GOP leader for two more years. Senate Republicans lost five seats in this month's election, dropping their numbers to 19, compared to 40...
Clout StreetAs many as 250,000 illegal immigrants would be able to get a special driver's license in Illinois under legislation that advanced in the Senate today. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, maintained the bill is needed to make Illinois roads...
Wind-swept Madiganistan, that arid economic wasteland once known as Illinois, is in absolute ruins. Young people flee the state in search of a future, and their future isn't here. Businesses leave, taking jobs with them. Taxes keep going up to feed...
Tags: Republican Party, Democratic Party, Elections, Lawyers, Politics
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
Tags: Darin LaHood, Rod Blagojevich, Primaries, Tom Cross, U.S. Senate
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform. "It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield." The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal...
Tribune reportersDemocrats boosted their already strong majorities in the state House and Senate on Tuesday, taking advantage of new legislative boundaries they drew over the protests of frustrated Republicans. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Republicans leaders today wasted no time laying the blame for the state's financial woes at the feet of powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats, saying that now is the time to act like adults and pass sorely...
When lawmakers left the Statehouse at the end of May, the problem of fixing the nation's most underfunded state public employee pension system was left unresolved amid myriad political concerns and divides. Despite Gov.Pat Quinn's decision to call...
Clout StreetIllinois employers no longer will be allowed to ask for their workers’ passwords to social networking sites under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Wednesday. Dubbed “the Facebook bill,” the legislation is designed to protect the...
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