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  1. Laura Washington: Budget stalemate hurts survivors of rapeRead the original story

    Jan 24, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Political stalemate between Gov. Rauner and the state Legislature - including the Senate seen here on Jan. 22 - threatens services for victims of sexual assault, writes Laura Washington. Poskin, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault, is calling for an end to the interminable budget stalemate that is jeopardizing help for rape survivors.


  2. Deer harvest, overall up: Illinois huntingRead the original story

    Jan 19, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Tom Rowe was one of the successful hunters who made the 20-15-16 deer seasons show a much higher harvest than in '14-15. Credit: Dale Bowman Strong harvest during the regular firearm seasons lifted overall deer harvest by more than 9,000 for the 2015-16 seasons from the overall harvest in '14-15 seasons.


  3. Editorial: Dona t let Mike Madigan throw your vote awayRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    "We have to end the practice of drawing our congressional districts so that politicians can pick their voters, and not the other way around," the president said. But it is hard to imagine this undermining of democracy could be worse anywhere than in Illinois, where Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has done a brilliant job over decades of controlling, twisting and subverting the map-making process.


  4. Rauner, union can't agree on issues, including whether ita s an impasseRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2016 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Members of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees union listen during a forum in 2012 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is calling it an impasse.


  5. Illinois could tap $4B worth of special funds in budget messRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Half a year into its deepening budget crisis, the state of Illinois is sitting on at least $4 billion in cash. An Associated Press analysis of state records finds the money in 531 separate accounts set up for special - and specific - purposes, but precedent shows that lawmakers and governors in less anxious times have dipped into those accounts to pay regular state expenses and stave off financial distress.


  6. Sneed: No tree for Thompson Center, Gov. Rauner saysRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    There was a Christmas tree in the Thompson Center in 2013, as seen in this photo with then-Gov. Pat Quinn welcoming military families and school children. But Gov. Bruce Rauner nixed the tree this year to save the state $20,000.


  7. Brown: Speaker Madigan speaks - and that's progressRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Follow @MarkBrownCST Remember all those overwhelming problems that were facing the city and state - the budget impasse, bankrupt Chicago Public Schools and drowning public pensions - before police misconduct understandably jumped to the top of the agenda with the release of the Laquan McDonald video? Some people will tell you Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is THE problem, or at least the root of it, which I contend is a gross oversimplification. But to whatever extent Madigan is part of the problem, which there's no denying, he will also need to be part of any solution.


  8. Officials see uptick in historic renovations in SpringfieldRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Officials say they're seeing an uptick in historic renovation projects in the Springfield area thanks to low interest rates, federal historic tax credits and more awareness of the significance of historic buildings. Springfield Historic Sites Commission vice chairman Steve Myers said he believes there are more going projects going amid an "increased appreciation for history."


  9. Aaron Schocka s lawyers voluntarily providing records sought by fedsRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Lawyers for former Rep. Aaron Schock R-Ill. said Friday they are voluntarily providing records sought by federal prosecutors in order to avoid a "prolonged legal battle."


  10. Illinois hunting: First fiream season, up bigRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    More hunters, such Bill Puetz here at the LaSalle County check-in on Friday, harvested deer in Illinois first firearm deer season than last year. Credit: Dale Bowman Illinois hunters, despite the big snowstorm in the northern portions, harvested significantly more deer in the first firearm season, Friday through Sunday, than first season last year.


  11. Dorothy Brown files early for March primary - Ald. Michelle Harris does notRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown gets help with her nominating petitions from long-time campaign worker Angel Correa Monday morning at 69 W. Washington St. Despite being hobbled by a federal investigation of her office and a loss of crucial Democratic support, Dorothy Brown filed to run for re-election Monday for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk. Monday was only the first day to file nominating petitions for the March Primary, so the 8th Ward alderman still has a week to officially enter the race.


  12. Rookie alderman wants to OK video gaming in Chicago, but Emanuel turns thumbs downRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    One month after voting to raise property taxes by a record $588 million, a rookie alderman on Wednesday forged ahead with a plan to minimize pain for Chicago homeowners - by authorizing video gaming-only to be shot down by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Instead, the mayor wants the land-based, city-owned casino downtown that has eluded Chicago mayors for a generation.


  13. Brown: Dunkin ties Democrats in knotsRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    I've wrestled with whether state Rep. Ken Dunkin is the most reasonable Democrat in the Illinois House or the most self-serving. Dunkin stopped by the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday to explain why most reasonable would be the proper interpretation of his decision to be the only member of his party not to oppose Gov. Bruce Rauner on two key votes in Springfield this week.


  14. Rauner does about-face on child care eligibility changesRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner is backing down from changes to eligibility requirements that sharply restricted access to state-subsidized childcare - a move back in July that drew widespread condemnation from advocates for the working poor. The governor's office called this week's development a result of close cooperation between Rauner and the Democratically-controlled Illinois Legislature, although some observers said the governor appeared to be heading for political defeat if he'd persisted with his widely unpopular rule changes.


  15. Rail deal will allow high-speed upgrades in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Gov. Bruce Rauner plans Friday to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached regarding a rail traffic dispute in the city of Springfield. The agreement is expected to be finalized in the next few days and would resolve issues between Union Pacific railroad and Amtrak train traffic, according to a statement from the governor's office, The State Journal-Register reported .


  16. Charter question sparks tense dialogue between Board of Ed leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    CPS staffer Abigayil Joseph talks to Chicago Board of Education President Frank Clark on Tuesday at the board meeting at Chicago Public Schools headquarters. Before Chicago's appointed Board of Education adjourned for executive session, its new president routinely asked if any of his six colleagues present had any questions about what they had been listening to for nearly four hours.


  17. Jesse White: It's up to you to remember to renew ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said Monday his office will stop sending motorists reminders in the mail to let them know it's time to renew their vehicle registration. In a news release, White said not sending the reminders will save his office about $450,000 per month.


  18. Departing CPS official drove controversial Aramark janitors dealRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    Tim Cawley, the architect of the controversial Aramark private janitorial contract at CPS and a frequent lightning rod for criticism, said Friday he is leaving Chicago Public Schools, apparently without a new job. The departure of the chief administrative officer, who headed numerous departments on the operations side of CPS, is the latest top change as new CEO Forrest Claypool builds up a management team.


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