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  • Rep. Derrick Smith: Another Illinois corruption conviction

    Rep. Derrick Smith: Another Illinois corruption conviction
    The saga of Derrick Smith has been one long exercise in mixed messages. This one's unequivocal: guilty. A federal jury took only four hours to convict the lame-duck state representative of bribery and attempted extortion for pocketing $7,000 in exchange...
  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Bourbonnais, Tinley Park and Bolingbrook. Common Core Here we go again on another front. The federal government, tasked with very few responsibilities by the U.S. Constitution, is trying...
  • Open Thread: The Week in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot

    Term limit push has enough signatures to make ballot
    State elections officials said today that a preliminary review of the paperwork shows that a constitutional amendment on legislative term limits backed by Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner should have enough signatures to be eligible for the Nov. 4...
  • Protesters target McDonald's headquarters in pay fight

    Protesters target McDonald's headquarters in pay fight
    Hundreds of McDonald's workers and community activists staged a protest Wednesday near the fast-food chain's headquarters in Oak Brook, seeking a wage increase to at least $15 per hour for employees. The demonstration was peaceful, with 138 protesters...
  • Yes, the pension crisis is an emergency. But whose fault is that?

    The formal responses filed Thursday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to a series of lawsuits challenging proposed pension changes put me in mind of the old joke that defines chutzpah — the Yiddish word for brazen audacity — as...
  • Illinois remap ballot question could be in trouble

    Illinois remap ballot question could be in trouble
    A proposed state constitutional amendment that would ask Illinois voters this fall to create an independent body to draw new legislative boundaries is at risk of not making the ballot following an initial review of petition signatures by state elections...
  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
  • Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs

    Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs
    Facing heavy criticism for months over failing to offer a plan to restore Illinois’ finances, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday issued an outline of proposed cuts that he maintained would save taxpayers $1 billion. But Rauner&...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • John Kass: 'Obama: Like a Boss' -- bumper sticker for a true Chicagoan

    The Democrats have it all wrong when it comes to one of their choices for a new President Barack Obama bumper sticker: "Like a Boss." The Democrats foolishly think the phrase derives from an old rap song denoting cool competence. "Like a bowse" is how...
  • Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial

    Prosecutors begin playing undercover recordings in state rep's trial
    A month before the 2012 primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith was talking in his West Side political office with a trusted campaign worker about writing a letter of support for a day care in exchange for a $7,000 bribe, federal prosecutors allege. The...