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  • Did Sen. Burris commit sin of omission?

     
    by Frank James What will the fallout be for Sen. Roland Burris from this new admission of his that the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked Burris last October and November to make a campaign contribution to the former...
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where 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...

    Mayor Emanuel's inaugural speech

     
    Today, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change. For all the parents who deserve a school system that expects every student to earn...

    Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

     Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014
    Lucille "Jackie" Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union. At the CTU from 1991 to 2003, she worked under union chiefs Jacqueline Vaughn, Tom...

    Madigan's millionaire tax proceeds

    Madigan's millionaire tax proceeds
    SPRINGFIELD--Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan advanced his proposal to make people who make more than $1 million a year pay a higher income tax Thursday, but a separate measure calling for a broader graduated income tax in Illinois failed in the...