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Purchasing Plan B As a liberal-minded individual who believes in a woman's right to choose, I believe 15-year-old girls should not be purchasing the Plan B One-Step morning-after pill without their parents' knowing. Most 15- through 17-year-old girls are...
Pat Brady's resignation Tuesday as chairman of the state's Republican Party was a move months in the making, an effort to leave on his own terms rather than being ousted for his support of gay marriage. But in leaving the post, effective immediately,...
Tribune reportersPat Brady’s resignation Tuesday as chairman of the state’s Republican Party was a move months in the making, an effort to leave on his own terms rather than being ousted for his support of gay marriage. But in leaving the post, effective...
CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the Illinois Republican Party's central committee says a meeting was canceled partly because there weren't enough votes to fire party chairman Pat Brady. Some committeemen wanted to oust Brady, largely because he...
Tribune analysis: Average raise in 2009-10 for CEOs of 18 nonprofits double that for private-industry workersDuring the height of the recession, employees at one of the area's biggest nonprofits were not supposed to get pay raises greater than 6 percent — but that didn't apply to the CEO. The board for the Community and Economic Development Association of...
Change of SubjectWhere 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......
Tribune reporterA panel of state lawmakers recommended closing a little-used prison in northwest Illinois on Wednesday, giving Gov. Pat Quinn political cover to sell the facility to the Obama administration to house terrorism suspects now held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....
Tribune reportersA top adviser to Gov. Pat Quinn outlined Thursday for the first time some of the steps Illinois must take to end the warehousing of mentally ill adults in nursing homes, including violent felons who have victimized elderly and disabled residents. And...
Tags: Social Issues, Nursing, Illinois, Laws, Medical Services
Tribune reportersTwo state Senate committees will hold a joint hearing next month to examine ways to improve safety at Illinois nursing homes, where a high number of felons with mental illness has led to reported assaults, rape and even murder. Speaking before the...
Tags: Social Issues, Family, Nursing, Illinois, Medical Services
(WGN-AM) - The Illinois Senate has joined the campaign against motorists who send text messages while driving. Senators voted 45-6 to make texting behind the wheel a traffic violation like speeding. Sponsoring Democratic Sen. Martin Sandoval of Cicero...
Tribune staff reportersOld campaign debts and a tax lien may be the first bumps in the campaign trail for Alan Keyes, the Maryland conservative expected to accept the Illinois GOP nomination for U.S. Senate on Sunday. Keyes, who ran for president in 1996 and 2002, owes $524,...
Tribune staff reportersAs a freshman Republican senator looking to shake up state government in Springfield, Steve Rauschenberger was ready to pick his first big fight with Senate GOP leader James "Pate" Philip. Philip had proposed a bill allowing a landfill in his home county...
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