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  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nursing home industry, advocates for elderly wrangle over changes

    Though nursing home operators and advocates for seniors have expressed support for an overhaul of Illinois' troubled long-term care system, sharp differences are emerging in Springfield over how much change is needed. The nursing home industry is balking...
  • Madigan's allies get slice of village business

    Madigan's allies get slice of village business
    Michael Madigan calmly sliced his daily apple as he listened to the 40-minute pitch from several leaders of Oak Lawn, long frustrated in their efforts to secure money for a dilapidated water system that supplies much of the south suburbs. At the time...