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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a drone! And it's hovering outside my bedroom window! That's the nightmare scenario behind a proposal to ban unmanned aerial vehicles in Evanston. Conceived by local activists in the North Shore...
— As Illinois lawmakers weigh a pair of competing pension reform plans this spring, a big factor they're considering is how much each approach would save the beleaguered state treasury. Illinois already spends more on government worker...
If a good plan for relieving Illinois' pension crisis has momentum, why not offer an inferior proposal that wouldn't do as much good? To that end, Senate President John Cullerton on Monday unveiled another insufficient pension reform bill, this one with...
The Illinois Senate pushed through its version of a pension reform proposal Thursday, setting up a potential stalemate with the House just three weeks before lawmakers are scheduled to go home for the summer. As Senate President John Cullerton hailed...
Back in May 2011, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Republican Leader Tom Cross introduced Senate Bill 512, the first stab at comprehensive pension reform that impacted state workers, teachers, university personnel and General Assembly members. The bill...
Calumet City became a prime example for critics this year of how suburban officeholders can use election laws to cripple political rivals — helping propel reform legislation that now has a surprise new sponsor. Enter state Rep. Thaddeus Jones....
Tags: Elections, Voting, Chicago Elections, Politics, Justice System
Illinois would allow audio and video recordings of police interrogations in all felony cases to be used in court under a proposal the Senate passed Thursday to expand current law that requires taping in murder cases. The recordings would not be required...
Tags: Evanston, Justice System, Politics, Barack Obama, Laws
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — If Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart ever gets his drone, he could face a series of restrictions on how it can be used. The Illinois Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure aimed at putting in place aerial drone regulations...
Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD — As the Obama administration comes under fire for its use of unmanned drones in foreign lands, a state senator is pressing to have Illinois join the national debate on whether states should regulate drones to ensure the high-tech...
After living in Glenview for 10 years, Glenn Farkas thought it was time to give back to his community by helping local schools. But a missing paper clip on his petition documents for the April election in Glenview Public School District 34 has put a...
Clout StreetThe Illinois House adjourned for the day without voting on a major government worker pension overhaul, casting grave doubt on the reform plan's fate. The bill passed out of a committee earlier today, but proponents are still trying to round up enough...
TribLocal - Winnetka & Northfield » NewsFilling an upcoming vacancy in the Illinois State Senate with a Republican is among the initial goals for the new leader of the New Trier …...
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