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Clout StPosted by Ray Long and Michelle Manchir at 5:07 p.m.; last updated at 10:45 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led House passed legislation tonight to borrow $4 billion to cover payments for the state pension system and cobble together a shaky......
(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...
Tags: Illinois, Julie Hamos, Government, Pat Quinn, Executive Branch
Tribune reportersJust days before state lawmakers were supposed to wrap up business, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and members of his Illinois Reform Commission gathered around a wooden conference table in the office of the lieutenant governor. The setting was appropriate....
(WGN-AM)- Three of the state's most powerful legislative leaders have snubbed a commission investigating admissions abuses at the University of Illinois, declining to testify at its hearings. House Speaker Michael Madigan (D- Chicago), Senate President...
Tribune reportersState 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...
Clout StPosted 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,......
Tribune Reporter-------------------- 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....
Tribune staff reportersTrying to make the streets safer for teenagers, legislators advanced bills Tuesday that would make Illinois one of the toughest in the nation when it comes to licensing young drivers and take driving rights away if teens are caught drinking or...
Tribune reporterA 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....
Tags: Spring Grove, Lawyers, Drunk Driving, Illinois, Crimes
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD -- 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...
Tribune staff reportersIn a historic display of anger and frustration, the Illinois House voted Friday to impeach disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich and send him to trial in the Senate with the aim of removing the state's 40th chief executive from public office forever. The...
Tags: Ed Genson, Marengo, Health, Dick Durbin, Crimes
The Swampby 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......
Tags: Minnesota, Illinois, Government, Voting, Wages and Pensions
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