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Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today called on Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a court order that requires Illinois to approve legislation this spring that would let citizens carry guns in public. The governor's move ramps up...
Tags: Laws, Government, Firearms, Justice System, Lisa Madigan
Clout StreetOrganizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama’s home state, the group announced Tuesday. Though the organization had been created to assist...
Clout StreetDoctors will be asked to pay more in fees under a bill House lawmakers sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday, with the money earmarked to speed up the licensing process and strengthen efforts to discipline bad physicians. The governor has vowed to sign the...
The legislative and political season looms -- and so do the figures who hold sway in those arenas. Trib Nation talked with political reporter Rick Pearson about the cast of politicians assembled in Illinois' on-going political drama... Q: What makes...
Chicago's embattled red light camera firm went to City Hall on Friday in its latest effort to come clean, acknowledging for the first time that its entire program here was likely built on a $2 million bribery scheme. By its sheer size, the alleged plot...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn on Monday warned he will unveil a “hard and difficult” spending plan during his Wednesday budget address, saying cuts will have to be made because of state leaders’ inability to reduce the costs of government worker...
When the Illinois Supreme Court acted to fill a vacancy on the Cook County bench this year, it looked no further than the chambers of one of its own — Justice Charles Freeman. There the high court found law clerk Jean Cocozza. Cocozza got her...
Change of SubjectRay Long reports from Springfield: Speaker Madigan says gay marriage bill 12 votes shy in the Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan today said a gay marriage bill is "12 votes short of passage" in the Illinois House, a signal that......
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn chastised lawmakers for failing to pass cost-cutting changes to the government worker retirement system, then dangled the possibility that he'd drop his long-running opposition to a major gambling expansion to get a...
Clout StreetIllinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Monday a decision on whether to run for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor is more a matter of when than if. Speaking to reporters after appearing at the City Club of Chicago, the first-term treasurer said...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Illinois lawmakers today opened a heated debate on whether an assault weapons ban should be approved, a discussion that featured an early clash between a sheriff's association that opposes the measure and the Chicago police and the Quinn...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The top House Republican and a key House Democrat unveiled a pension proposal today that would require state workers, teachers and others under state retirement plans to work longer, chip in more from their paychecks and scales back...
Tags: Government, Employees, Labor Legislation, Teachers, Retirement
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