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Illinoisans, let's turn our attention to our political train wreck
Mar 27, 2017

Congratulations, my fellow Illinoisans. You helped derail Trumpcare. Truly, that was citizen a...

The cursive question: Illinois rep says it should make a comeback. Should it?
Mar 22, 2017

Learning cursive can be... Are you a fan or foe of cursive? Illinois state Rep. Chris...

Better Government Association seeks new FOIA frontier on sports agency
Mar 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD -- In a case with the potential to redefine the reach of state open records law, the ...

What's behind the struggle to fund Chicago Public Schools' teacher pensions?
Mar 15, 2017

(Editor’s Note: This is part of an occasional series delving into the details and possible effe...

College communities are being crushed by the Illinois budget impasse
Mar 13, 2017

Opinion Each day without a budget in Illinois, our college communities move a bit closer towar...

Dear Bruce: I'm breaking up with you
Mar 08, 2017

Dear Bruce Rauner, I’m breaking up with you.  Because ours has been a committed relationshi...

School choice shouldn't be only for the wealthy
Mar 07, 2017

OPINION SPRINGFIELD – The subject of school choice has come to the forefront in recent weeks...

Gov. Rauner must face reality of perception he caused budget compromise to collapse
Mar 06, 2017

Opinion We’ll probably never know for certain what happened last week after five of the 12 s...

How does Illinois rank in performing for its residents?
Mar 01, 2017

When you consider all the problems facing Illinois, it’s probably safe to assume most Illinoisa...

Illinois gambling expansion advances as Senate "grand bargain" votes begin
Feb 28, 2017

A measure to expand Illinois gambling by adding six new casinos and putting video gaming in hors...

How much do immigrants impact Illinois?
Feb 27, 2017

President Trump’s focus on immigration has fired up conversations around the country.   In ...

Enough about President Trump. Here are 12 reasons to get active about Illinois
Feb 21, 2017

While it seems everyone is activated and either cheering or jeering President Trump, there are pl...

Recapping reactions to Rauner's third Illinois Budget Address
Feb 15, 2017

As he has done since taking office three years ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner focused heavily on job crea...

Read the full text of Gov. Rauner's 2017 Illinois Budget Address
Feb 15, 2017

Following is the full transcript of Gov. Bruce Rauner's 2017 Illinois Budget Address Good afte...

Chicago Public Schools sues state over 'discriminatory' school funding
Feb 14, 2017

Chicago Public Schools along with five minority families with children in the district filed suit...


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