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The Swampby Frank James What will the fallout be for Sen. Roland Burris from this new admission of his that the brother of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked Burris last October and November to make a campaign contribution to the former......
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Change of SubjectWhere 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......
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 9:31 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- The Democratic-controlled state Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a new congressional map aimed at reversing Republican gains made in last year's mid-term elections and pushing the...
Clout StPosted by Monique Garcia at 6:20 p.m. Illinois House Democrats voted today to give Speaker Michael Madigan another two years as their leader in Springfield. Madigan received the unanimous backing of his rank and file members, along with thunderous...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 12:01 a.m. Gov. Pat Quinn today is expected to sign legislation requiring statewide hearings involving the politically controversial redrawing of state legislative district boundaries, but the new law falls far short of...
Clout StPosted by Ray Long at 11:59 a.m.; last updated at 12:41 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a historic ban on the death penalty in Illinois and commuted the sentences of 15 death row inmates to......
TribLocal - Elgin » NewsArea residents called on state lawmakers Monday to make new legislative districts more compact and to consider the growing Hispanic population. The Illinois House Redistricting …...
Change of SubjectToday, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change. For all the parents who deserve a school system that expects every student to earn......
Clout StPosted by Tribune staff at 11:50 a.m. Here is new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inaugural speech as prepared for delivery: Honored guests, Mr. Vice President, Dr. Biden, Mayor Daley, First Lady Maggie Daley, Members of the City Council and other......
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 6:15 p.m. Democratic state lawmakers used a rare weekend hearing today to defend their plan to redraw the 118 Illinois House districts, with the proposal’s sponsor calling it “fair and competitive” to combat...
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 4:20 p.m. SPRINGFIELD--Democratic lawmakers moved ahead today with their plans to redraw the state’s legislative boundaries over complaints from a prominent Latino voting rights group that the proposal shortchanges...
Clout StUPDATED by Rick Pearson at 5:50 p.m., Senate sends legislative map to governor. Ruling Democrats today passed a map of new legislative boundaries that seeks to extend their control of the Statehouse for another decade while trying to satisfy minority........
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