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Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:20 am
One of the most unusual Illinois veto sessions I’ve ever seen wrapped up last week.The two-week session was supposed to be about whether infuriated legislative Republicans would abandon Gov. Bruce R...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:20 am
 I don’t think I’ve ever seen House Speaker Michael Madigan move faster to get in front of a legislative issue than he did last week when he vowed action to address the climate of sexual hara...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:14 am
 Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign fund transferred $4.45 million to the Illinois Republican Party to bankroll a new effort to focus voters’ attention on House Speaker Michael Madigan.T...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:19 am
 If it seems to you that more legislators are announcing their retirements than in the past, you’re right, at least about the House.With last week’s retirement announcement by Rep. David Harr...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:20 am
One reason why Gov. Bruce Rauner promised to veto HB40 last spring was to prevent a House Republican revolt on the state budget.The bill deletes a so-called “trigger” provision in current law whic...
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:17 am
 Late last Thursday night I was chasing a story about the rumored retirement of state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, Illinois’ first female House Majority Leader, when I got a text message from a h...
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:25 am
Lost in much of the hoopla over the process of passing school funding reform through the Illinois General Assembly is the fact that this is a pretty darned good and far-reaching bill.While this legisl...
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:18 am
 It’s been clear for decades that the way Illinois funds its public schools has been wrong-headed. But finding a solution has eluded everyone who has tried. Until now.Gov. Jim Edgar thoroughly...

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