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  • They're not booing, they're saying "Loooooou." Or maybe they are booing.

     
    Sunday we published a muscular attack on our own editorial board penned by Democratic State Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie: For years the editorial page has loudly bellowed for and against Illinois pension proposals and petulantly insulted and denigrated...
  • What would medical marijuana mean for Illinois?

    What would medical marijuana mean for Illinois?
    For the third time in recent years, Illinois House lawmakers are considering whether to allow state residents to use marijuana for medical purposes. To figure out what this might mean for Illinois if this legislation is eventually enacted, the Chicago...
  • Quinn vetoes bill that would have increased ComEd rates

    Quinn vetoes bill that would have increased ComEd rates
    Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have increased utility bills and helped Commonwealth Edison improve its electrical grid. But the bill passed the General Assembly by healthy margins, and legislators could override the veto this month....
  • Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling

    Cook might bet on taxing slot machines, video gambling
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on every slot machine and video poker game in the county as she puts the final touches on the budget proposal she will present Thursday, aides said. Owners of gambling devices would be...
  • Illinois House approves major gambling expansion

    Illinois House approves major gambling expansion
    SPRINGFIELD — Shunting aside Gov. Pat Quinn’s concerns, the Illinois House today approved a major expansion of gambling in Illinois that would put a casino in Chicago and four other cities, add positions at riverboats and allow slot machines...
  • Illinois House panel pushes ahead with probe of indicted lawmaker

    Illinois House panel pushes ahead with probe of indicted lawmaker
    A panel of Illinois House lawmakers gathered Wednesday to begin weighing possible disciplinary action against an indicted West Side Rep. Derrick Smith, whose attorney alleged the process was politically motivated to impose punishment ahead of the November...
  • Pension reform opposition grows

    Pension reform opposition grows
    — Efforts to develop a plan for comprehensive reform of public employee pensions hit a snag Monday as opposition intensified over a provision to shift retirement costs for suburban and Downstate teachers onto local school districts. House Speaker...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Show your cards, governor -- Is Quinn bluffing on gambling expansion? Let's see!

     
    Pat Quinn appears to share my ambivalence about the expansion of gambling in Illinois. On one hand, additional casinos, slots and video poker machines would give a nice little boost to the state's finances and help stanch the flow of......
  • House bill would add Powerball to lottery's online sales

    House bill would add Powerball to lottery's online sales
    SPRINGFIELD — Powerball would be added to the mix of lottery games that Illinois offers online under legislation that squeaked through the House Monday. The multi-state Powerball game would join Lotto and Mega Millions, the two games Illinois put...
  • House committee recommends expelling Rep. Smith

    House committee recommends expelling Rep. Smith
    A state legislative committee voted 11-1 Thursday to recommend that the full Illinois House expel Rep. Derrick Smith over federal bribery charges. “It’s with a heavy heart we take this action today,” said Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-...