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Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Parents forced to trade custody for care of adopted children

 When Dan Hoy was just six months old, he was taken from his biological parents by the state. He was lethargic and starving to death, and he had to be fed with an eye dropper each hour to keep hi...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 01:26 pm
Gov. Pat Quinn used the phrase “our Illinois” almost 30 times last week in one form or another during his annual State of the State address.“In our Illinois, everyone should have acc...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 10:06 am

Union faces unprecedented challenges, even from allies

What would drive a crowd of unionized state employees to boo the very governor they helped elect? The answer is about $83 billion of pension underfunding, a broken labor contract and a lot of jobs in ...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 07:28 am

Lifting campaign contribution limits if SuperPACs spend big

Illinois lawmakers are reacting to a controversial ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court with a bill that could take Illinois back to the days of unlimited campaign contributions. The bill’s sponso...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 08:41 pm

ACLU wants federal investigation of racial bias

A study of traffic stop data released by the Illinois Department of Transportation shows minority drivers in Illinois and in Springfield are more likely than white drivers to be stopped and searched b...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:31 am

Consumer advocates blast ComEd rate increases

The state’s largest electric utility is asking lawmakers for a series of automatic rate increases to upgrade infrastructure, but consumer advocates say it’s an unfair deal.Commonwealth Edi...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:02 am

Group to report on carbon capture by Dec. 31 hasn’t met

A commission created in 2009 to study issues related to carbon capture and sequestration has yet to meet, despite being charged with reporting to the Illinois General Assembly by the end of the year.D...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 05:09 pm
One of Gov. Pat Quinn’s favorite lines is “I speak truth to power.” He uses it almost all the time, and has for years. It appears to be a verbal tic. Quinn has grown so accustomed to saying it for so long that he can’t stop himself. He said it once while explaining how he would pitch his income tax hike plan to average voters....

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