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  • 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...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: "Chicago Live!" election round-up panel (mp3) Thursday evening at the Chicago Theater, I moderated this discussion...

    Braun's dismal showing no cause for despair

     
    From Sunday's print editions... Yes, Carol Moseley Braun's mayoral candidacy was a humiliating disaster. After all of Tuesday's votes were counted, we learned from the Chicago Board of Elections that she won only one of the city's 2,570 precincts —....

    A toast to all who wrote the death-penalty abolition story

     
    To Rob Warden, who was there at the beginning… When Gov. Quinn put his signature on a bill today abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, he wrote the final line in a story that in a very real sense began...

    Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election

    Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election
    Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters. Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...