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  • Three State Legislators Sidestepping Clout Panel

    Three State Legislators Sidestepping Clout Panel
    (WGN-AM)- Three of the state's most powerful legislative leaders have snubbed a commission investigating admissions abuses at the University of Illinois, declining to testify at its hearings. House Speaker Michael Madigan (D- Chicago), Senate President...
  • Schocker: 'Hottest' freshman from Illinois

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Aaron Schock of Peoria, the youngest member of Congress -- and the "hottest freshman,'' according to the readers of The Huffington Post -- says he is honored. "It's about time politicians from Illinois were known for......
  • Measure advances to raise retirement age for lawmakers, judges

     
    Posted by Michelle Manchir at 7:30 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Lawmakers and judges would have to wait longer to retire and their pension checks would be limited under a measure that got full support today in a House panel. The measure,......
  • Investigating the claims for a `forensic audit' of state finances

     
    I love the determined, sniff 'em out and lock 'em up sound of a "forensic audit" of state government, don't you? It was the bumper-sticker demand of defeated Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Adam Andrzejewski. And now there are GOP-backed...
  • Illinois House votes down redistricting reform

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Michelle Manchir at 3:46 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats today failed to muster enough votes to put on the November ballot a new set of ground rules for how lawmakers redraw their district boundaries after......
  • House finds one vote needed to pass key part of state budget

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Michelle Manchir at 5:07 p.m.; last updated at 10:45 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led House passed legislation tonight to borrow $4 billion to cover payments for the state pension system and cobble together a shaky......
  • Illinois corruption: State commission to propose ways Illinois can fight corruption

    SPRINGFIELD -- The head of Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-corruption commission looked into the eyes of the legislature's top leaders at the Illinois Capitol and said nothing less than a sweeping victory on a package of good-government proposals is necessary to...
  • Demand reform. Here's how.

    "No, there's no chance at all, for heaven's sake. If [Minority Leader Tom Cross] wants a few more opportunities on the floor of the Illinois House, he better do a better job electing Republicans." -- House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-...
  • U. of I. admissions: How politicians pressured university to admit students

    U. of I. admissions: How politicians pressured university to admit students
    State Sen. Chris Lauzen believed a student deserved admission to the University of Illinois law school in 2005, and he let the university's lobbyists know. The school's dean thought otherwise. "She won't hurt us terribly, but she certainly won't help...
  • Inconsistency plagues enforcement of alcohol-related law for underage drivers

    A state law passed after five Oswego teenagers died in an alcohol-related car crash last year has led to driver's-license suspensions for more than 3,000 underage drinkers this year, but experts give it mixed reviews because of disparities in enforcement....
  • What's next for Blagojevich? Resignation?

    -------------------- The possible scenarios: He quits | | He's removed | He stays | Special election -------------------- Who has called for resignation: •President-elect Barack Obama (D) •U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D) •Lt. Gov....
  • IMPEACHED

    In a historic display of anger and frustration, the Illinois House voted Friday to impeach disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich and send him to trial in the Senate with the aim of removing the state's 40th chief executive from public office forever. The...