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Two years after a $6 million jobs grant from the state jump-started construction on its new building, the Museum of Broadcast Communications has a lot to show for it: 18,000 square feet of television and radio exhibits, recordings and memorabilia that...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Television, Rentals, Radio, Politics
After Iowa successfully passed the nation's first bill to prevent undercover investigations in industrial animal farms last week, local advocates of sustainable farming were worried Illinois would follow suit. But today they learned that Illinois bill...
A new bill that is getting a hearing in Springfield today was inspired by microbiological testing done by an Arizona mom and professor at fast food play lands all over the nation. Erin Carr-Jordan says she has taken dozens of swabs, sealed them, chilled...
Tags: Michelle Mussman, Facebook, MRSA
Clout StreetState ethics investigators say they may never know the full extent of an alleged contracting scheme that they say cost taxpayers at least $18 million and led to last year’s resignation of the head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family...
TribLocal - Crystal Lake » NewsA proposed bill in the House would allow voters in larger counties the opportunity to elect their county board chairman. House Bill 3953, filed by …...
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 reporterThe fine print in a contract between Illinois and Motorola Mobility indicates that the smartphone company can maintain a smaller workforce than the one it employs today and still qualify for more than $110 million in financial incentives designed to keep...
Tribune staff reportersThe state is moving to rescind the licenses of 37 doctors and other health care workers under a new law that bans from their professions workers convicted of sex crimes or violent acts — even as the measure is challenged in court. All told, 20...
Tags: Illinois, Human Interest, Laws, Criminals, Medical Services
Clout StreetAbout a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports. The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
Tags: Illinois, Foreign Aid, Government, Economic Sanctions, Laws
Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD -- House lawmakers attacked union pension abuses on two fronts today in response to Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, including weekend stories exposing how two lobbyists can get public teacher pensions for a single day of substitute...
Tags: Government, Interior Policy, Laws, Marengo, Wages and Pensions
Clout StreetA state lawmaker on Tuesday called for officials to kill ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s chance to get a state pension when they meet Wednesday. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said he fears the General Assembly Retirement System board won’t...
An Arizona woman who took on McDonald's for unsanitary indoor playgrounds has been barred from eight of the fast-food chain's locations in the Phoenix area. Erin Carr-Jordan has spent much of the last eight months calling attention to dirty conditions at...
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