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EDITORIAL: Peotone airport work a waste of time, money

Anyone who has followed Lake County and region politics is familiar with the silo mentality -- the staunch unwillingness that often occurs when communities have the ability to work together but choose to hold on to "what is theirs." Some cities, towns and political organizations do this even…

July 30, 2013 12:00 am

Handheld cell phone ban while driving heads to Governor

SPRINGFIELD | A ban on handheld cell phone use while driving across the state was approved by the House Tuesday.

May 28, 2013 7:45 pm
Quinn extends Enterprise Zone program

Quinn extends Enterprise Zone program

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn gave final approval Tuesday to an extension of Enterprise Zones, offering tax incentives to revitalize former and declining industrial sites across Illinois.

August 07, 2012 11:24 am Photos



Madigan pension fix could take local tax dollars

SPRINGFIELD | An Illinois House panel is scheduled to discuss a plan today that could divert more than a billion dollars from local governments to help plug a hole in the state’s underfunded teacher retirement system.

May 16, 2012 12:00 am

Quinn's state police changes drawing concern

SPRINGFIELD | Although officials claim it could save money over time, Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to consolidate Illinois State Police communication centers will initially cost the cash-strapped state an estimated $15 million.

March 12, 2012 7:02 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: May fourth felonious governor be the final one

So Rod Blagojevich is one corrupt cat who does not own nine lives, after all.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

GOP back on state's big stage

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

Daniels compares Illinois government to 'The Simpsons'

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels compared Illinois government to the television show "The Simpsons" while speaking to a Chicago radio station Tuesday morning.

January 11, 2011 7:30 am

Legislative turnover aids controversial bills

SPRINGFIELD | In four days last week, the Illinois General Assembly was able to push through legislation that has typically been a lightning rod for controversy.

December 07, 2010 12:00 am
Scott Summers

Scott Summers

Scott Summers

October 29, 2010 12:00 am

Witness: Blagojevich wondered value of Senate seat

CHICAGO | Rod Blagojevich wondered how much money prominent businessmen -- including one-time U.S. Senate candidate Blair Hull -- might be willing to contribute to his campaign in exchange for Barack Obama's Senate seat, the ousted governor's former chief of staff testified Tuesday.

June 22, 2010 12:15 pm
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