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  • Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC

    Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC
    As the Democratic National Convention began its first full day of events in Charlotte, North Carolina,  Illinois delegates came out swinging against the GOP. At a morning meeting of the Illinois delegation, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky blasted republican U....
  • Madigan makes room for deal

    Madigan makes room for deal
    SPRINGFIELD — As lawmakers head toward adjournment Thursday night, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan paved the way for a comprehensive government worker pension reform plan by dropping his demand that suburban and Downstate school districts...
  • Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November

    Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November
    — Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday. The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
  • Federal appeals court bans enforcement of Illinois eavesdropping law

    Federal appeals court bans enforcement of Illinois eavesdropping law
    A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled today that Illinois’ eavesdropping law “likely violates” the First Amendment and ordered that authorities be banned from enforcing it. The ruling from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in...
  • How pension-reform push spun out of control

    How pension-reform push spun out of control
    — Hours after lawmakers headed home without reforming the state's bereft public worker pension systems, Gov. Pat Quinn implored them to remember that Illinois government is "racing the clock" in solving the issue. But a different race is on the...
  • State pension talks stalled

    State pension talks stalled
    Progress on pension reform proved elusive Wednesday as Democratic and Republican legislative leaders huddled with Gov. Pat Quinn to try to reach consensus on how to reform the state's vastly underfunded employee retirement systems. The nearly two-hour,...
  • Kaskaskia: Gateway to the West

    Kaskaskia:  Gateway to the West
      Before Chicago and Springfield were settled,  Kaskaskia was Illinois’ “big city.” Native Americans and French settlers coexisted peacefully, against the threat of western expansion and the impending American Revolution. Resident...
  • Rescuing Illinois

    Rescuing Illinois
    Two more weeks. That's how long your legislators are scheduled to be in Springfield for the remainder of their thus far do-little spring session. As of this writing lawmakers have taken one important step to secure the future of perpetually insolvent and...
  • Illinois GOP rallies against 'controlling, vindictive' Madigan

    Illinois GOP rallies against 'controlling, vindictive' Madigan
    Illinois Republicans used the state’s most powerful Democrat, House Speaker Michael Madigan, as a rally point during Saturday's party convention, blaming him for the state's ills while hailing a Downstate lawmaker’s tirade against him that...
  • April 17: Author - Peter Nolan, Campaign

    April 17: Author - Peter Nolan, Campaign
    Peter Nolan To purchase a copy of the book: Campaign!: The 1983 Election that Rocked Chicago
  • April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings

    April 17: Focus on Family - Father and Son Outings
    Kidwinks Father and Son Outings First Division Museum at Cantigny Park Cantigny Park was the home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, former editor and publisher of The Chicago Tribune. Now it houses the McCormick Museum, beautiful gardens, the First...
  • Vandals splash paint on Oak Park Church

    Vandals splash paint on Oak Park Church
    Vandals targeted a  Catholic Church in Oak Park, splattering red paint on the doors and a sign. It happened early Tuesday morning.   Someone threw buckets of red paint on the doors, and a sign in front of the Ascension Catholic Church at 808 East Avenue....