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  • Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.

    Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.
    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...
  • Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid

    Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid
    Gov. Pat Quinn today outlined his plan to overhaul the state’s health care system for the poor, an approach that includes a $1-a-pack hike in cigarette taxes coupled with deep cuts that will sharply curtail services. The governor repeatedly has...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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-...
  • Illinois open-records bill passed by House

    SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a compromise rewrite of the open records law aimed at making it easier for the public to get information from state and local government, but the measure left intact some provisions most...
  • 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....
  • Quinn to Discuss Budget with Legislators

    (WGN-AM)- Gov. Pat Quinn met with a group of women state lawmakers to talk about the budget mess, and has a similar meeting scheduled with suburban legislators on Monday. Evanston Democratic Representative Julie Hamos was in the first session with...