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  • State plans to boost Medicaid funding for contraception

     State plans to boost Medicaid funding for contraception
    Medicaid patients in Illinois could gain increased access to contraception under policy changes proposed Wednesday by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. Health care providers would receive more money for providing vasectomies to men and...
  • Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner

    Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner
    When the late-inning rally you knew the Jackie Robinson West players had in them fell just short Sunday in an 8-4 defeat to South Korea in the Little League World Series final, everybody at the watch party on the Far South Side immediately rose to their...
  • The shaky mantle of 'reformer'

    The shaky mantle of 'reformer'
    Millions of dollars in state grant money was scattered haphazardly over Democratic voting enclaves, where much of it was misspent, lost or otherwise unaccounted for, a state audit says. Hundreds of applicants were clouted into positions at the...
  • Quinn's speed-limit bill veto adds fuel to debate

    Quinn's speed-limit bill veto adds fuel to debate
    In rejecting a bill that would have raised speed limits to 70 mph throughout Illinois' 286-mile network of tollways, Gov. Pat Quinn reignited the debate on what constitutes the safest pace for vehicles on the road. "Good for him," Jackie Gillan,...
  • Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns

    Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign. Rauner, a private equity specialist who has put his own net worth at more than $500 million,...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Vast majority of Chicago voters back $13 minimum wage

    Chicago Tribune poll: Vast majority of Chicago voters back $13 minimum wage
    More than 4 out of 5 voters back Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to significantly increase Chicago's minimum wage in the coming years, even as it remains unclear whether the plan will ever be called for a City Council vote. Support for raising the city'...
  • New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

    New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a pair of bills that would make it easier to file complaints against nursing homes and allow the state to loan or donate items linked to President Barack Obama when he served in the Illinois General...
  • Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty

    Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty
    SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial. The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
  • Oberweis criticizes Quinn veto of 60 mph trucks bill

    Oberweis criticizes Quinn veto of 60 mph trucks bill
    SPRINGFIELD — Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis says Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was wrong to veto a bill that would have let big trucks go faster on interstate highways in the Chicago area. The governor on Monday cited recent semitrailer truck...
  • Naperville's 'Project Panda' developer revealed to be SKF Group

    Naperville's 'Project Panda' developer revealed to be SKF Group
    Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday that a Swedish-based industrial manufacturer will bring 80 jobs to Naperville and invest more than $18.6 million in a new, 131,000-square-foot research and development facility on the city’s north side. Under an...
  • Allow ride-sharing companies to operate in Illinois

    Innovative companies like Uber are leading the sharing economy and changing the way Chicagoans live, work and move. Unfortunately, established industries that are being disrupted by this innovation are working overtime to stop that growth in its tracks,...
  • Quinn dismisses lottery management firm

    Quinn dismisses lottery management firm
    Gov. Pat Quinn has fired the private company that runs the Illinois Lottery after it fell nearly a half-billion dollars short of revenues it promised to raise for the state during the first three years of its 10-year contract.   It’s not clear...