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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...

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois
    Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples. After...