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  • Quinn to veto prisons funding, give more to DCFS

    Quinn to veto prisons funding, give more to DCFS
    Gov. Pat Quinn plans to use savings from shuttering several prisons to offset a deep budget cut aimed at the state agency charged with protecting abused and neglected children. The $33.7 billion budget landed on the governor’s desk today, and he&...
  • Front-line workers bear brunt of DCFS staff cuts

    Front-line workers bear brunt of DCFS staff cuts
    Budget cuts that are often cited as a reason for failures by the state agency charged with protecting children have fallen disproportionately on front-line child abuse and neglect workers, a Tribune analysis has found. Less than half the agency's overall...
  • Favorable legislation flows to private clients of House Speaker Madigan

    Favorable legislation flows to private clients of House Speaker Madigan
    Chicago's largest operator of assisted living homes for the poor was looking to grow its business when it decided to add a new member to its legal team: the law firm of House Speaker Michael Madigan. Within months of that decision, the most powerful...
  • Medicaid drug restrictions thus far seen as bitter pill for patients, providers

    Medicaid drug restrictions thus far seen as bitter pill for patients, providers
    To illustrate the early problems the state is having as it makes large-scale cuts to its Medicaid program, consider the new limit on prescription drugs. For the most part, low-income people used to be able to get an unlimited number of prescriptions...
  • Illinois passes bill to ban the sale, trade and distribution of shark fins

    Illinois passes bill to ban the sale, trade and distribution of shark fins
    The food policy news just keeps sliding in like so much pink slime. Here's a fresh-ish batch of it: SHARK FINS: Yesterday the Illinois House passed a bill to ban the sale, trade and distribution of shark fins, which are used in Chinese delicacies...
  • New coalition brings LGBT leaders, politicians together

     
    A new coalition formed at the initiative of the Center on Halsted has brought together a broad group of political and LGBT community leaders to make Boystown both safer and more welcoming....
  • 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......
  • Chicago Mother Adopts Her Own Children

    Chicago Mother Adopts Her Own Children
    CHICAGO, Ill. -- A 49-year old woman has become the first person to adopt her own children under a recent Illinois law that she inspired. The law, passed in 2009, allows for parents who have lost custody of their children to rehabilitate themselves and...
  • A deep breath, then back to work

    A deep breath, then back to work
    The last few weeks showcased the Illinois General Assembly at its best and worst. Lawmakers plotted a course — and summoned the courage — to rescue Medicaid. They began the process of closing underused state institutions, passed a bill to...
  • Quigley pulls off primary victory

    Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley is poised for a promotion to Congress after claiming the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace Rahm Emanuel, overcoming disadvantages in campaign cash and union support. The 5th Congressional District'...
  • A politician's rise, hard fall

    Claiming victory in the 2002 governor's race, a beaming Rod Blagojevich stood in the gritty steel mill where his late father once worked and pledged a new era in corruption-plagued Illinois politics. The fresh political face with boyish charm and TV-...
  • Feigenholtz Proposes Alcohol Tax

    (WGN-AM) - State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz is proposing legislation that would increase the Illinois alcohol tax by five cents a drink. The funds generated from the new tax wouldn't go into the general revenue fund, Feigenholtz said. Instead it would be used...