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— Key state senators are poised to consider dueling plans to legalize the concealed carrying of firearms in Illinois amid a debate over whether Chicago and larger communities will retain their overall ability to restrict guns. Senate President...
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds Disgruntled over the House's failure to bring a gay marriage bill to a vote, some activists want to ban politicians from walking in this year's Chicago Pride Parade, according to today's Tribune story. The petition, which is......
Illinois homeowners at odds with their community association have little recourse. They can try to resolve the matter with the board, or they can pay an attorney to do it for them. Another option recently was introduced to the General Assembly: HB1293,...
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led majority in the Illinois House has voted in favor of banning guns in schools, casinos and on public transit during an unusual debate allowing lawmakers to vote piece by piece on where people should be allowed to...
Nearly 300 workers slated to be laid off from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have won a reprieve amid high hopes that the struggling agency can recoup funding from the state Legislature. A nearly $90 million cut in the agency's...
To illustrate the early problems the state is having as it makes large-scale cuts to its Medicaid program, consider the new limit on prescription drugs. For the most part, low-income people used to be able to get an unlimited number of prescriptions...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn plans to use savings from shuttering several prisons to offset a deep budget cut aimed at the state agency charged with protecting abused and neglected children. The $33.7 billion budget landed on the governor’s desk today, and he&...
Budget cuts that are often cited as a reason for failures by the state agency charged with protecting children have fallen disproportionately on front-line child abuse and neglect workers, a Tribune analysis has found. Less than half the agency's overall...
Tags: AFSCME, Justice System, Child Abuse, Family, Executive Branch
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Strip clubs that sell booze or let people drink alcoholic beverages would face a new tax under a measure the Illinois House sent to the governor today. Lawmakers approved the strip club tax 92-23, with three voting present. The money...
KTLA NewsCHICAGO, Ill. -- A 49-year old woman has become the first person to adopt her own children under a recent Illinois law that she inspired. The law, passed in 2009, allows for parents who have lost custody of their children to rehabilitate themselves and...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Hundreds of thousands of poor Illinoisans would lose health coverage, prescription drug discounts for seniors would be dropped and dental care for adults would be greatly curtailed as part of $1.6 billion in budget cuts lawmakers...
Chicago's largest operator of assisted living homes for the poor was looking to grow its business when it decided to add a new member to its legal team: the law firm of House Speaker Michael Madigan. Within months of that decision, the most powerful...
Tags: Senior Health, Lobbying, Business Enterprises, Poverty, Ethics
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