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Local officials from the Homer Glen traveled to Springfield to meet with Illinois Department of Transportation officials to discuss plans to install raised barrier medians along 159th Street and secured a commitment that the issue will be revisited....
For more than six years, we've called for reform of Illinois' public pension system. Some days we begged legislators, some days we harangued them. Today we're pleased to list the names of House lawmakers who took responsible action Thursday and voted...
— Democratic Rep. Derrick Smith on Friday became the first lawmaker tossed out of the Illinois House in more than 100 years, but he might not be gone for long. Shortly after his colleagues voted 100-6 to expel him, Smith took to his lawyer's office...
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A state legislative committee voted 11-1 Thursday to recommend that the full Illinois House expel Rep. Derrick Smith over federal bribery charges. “It’s with a heavy heart we take this action today,” said Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-...
— Efforts to develop a plan for comprehensive reform of public employee pensions hit a snag Monday as opposition intensified over a provision to shift retirement costs for suburban and Downstate teachers onto local school districts. House Speaker...
Change of SubjectThree cheers for Downstate lawmaker who shouted truth to power vI live more than 300 miles from Downstate Republican Mike Bost's Illinois House district and differ with him on many issues, but he was truly my representative Tuesday when he......
Clout StreetHouse Speaker Michael Madigan today won committee approval of a proposal to ask voters to make it tougher to sweeten pensions in Illinois. The Chicago Democrat and state party leader said he expected to call the proposed constitutional amendment for a...
Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union leader and other connected applicants, a Tribune investigation has found. The first broad analysis of who...
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......
TribLocal - Glen Ellyn » NewsDrug awareness advocates say a proposed amendment to a new law giving immunity to drug users who report an overdose would defeat the purpose of …...
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