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Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Purdue murder and stiffer sentences

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Ukraine invasion reminds West that NATO still needed

September 09, 2014 1:04 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

August 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

State slinks further into ethics morass

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Gaming board chair: Separate Chicago casino in its own bill

SPRINGFIELD | The head of the board that regulates Illinois' gambling said Tuesday that a proposed expansion calling for five new casinos raises so many questions about oversight of a Chicago casino that it should be separated into its own bill.

May 28, 2013 5:47 pm

Chicago district disappointed in ex-congressman

CHICAGO | Residents in this swath of sprawling Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs have brimmed with loyalty to Jesse Jackson Jr. over the past 17 years, giving him an enthusiastic majority each election — even after questionable links to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, reports of an extramarital aff…

February 21, 2013 10:00 am
Steep learning curve for Quinn

Steep learning curve for Quinn

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his first State of the State address with a year of governing under his belt. It was a chance to prove he had a plan for Illinois and to lay out an agenda that would help him win a full term in office.

October 22, 2010 12:00 am Photos


Ill. governor: Education is solution to $13 billion deficit

CHICAGO | While Gov. Pat Quinn has accused his opponent of telling voters fairy tales about balancing the budget, he provided only a hazy picture Monday of how he would close the $13 billion deficit and move Illinois forward.

October 04, 2010 12:00 am Related

From Springfield to the slammer: 2 Ill. governors, 2 convictions

SPRINGFIELD | Two Illinois governors from two different parties, two generations, two regions of the state. Both convicted of felonies.

August 30, 2010 12:00 am

Quinn names human services leader as chief of staff

CHICAGO| Gov. Pat Quinn named the head of Illinois' Department of Human Services as his new chief of staff Tuesday, and praised an old friend who had held the post until resigning amid an ethics probe for sending political e-mails from a state account.

August 25, 2010 12:00 am
Quinn's chief of staff resigns amid probe

Quinn's chief of staff resigns amid probe

CHICAGO | The revelation that Gov. Pat Quinn announced the replacement of his office watchdog on the same day that he was briefed about an ethics probe of his chief of staff gave Republicans an opening Monday to raise questions about Quinn's good-government promises during a tough fall campaign.

August 24, 2010 12:00 am Photos


Blagojevich is campaign distraction for Ill. Dems

SPRINGFIELD | Alexi Giannoulias had planned to talk jobs. The Democrat in a tight race for President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat wanted to take the opportunity to say his Republican opponent had helped wreck the nation's economy.

August 19, 2010 3:41 pm

Edgar: Ill. needs Blago saga to end

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Illinois needs the Rod Blagojevich saga done with so it can deal with long-ignored problems like a gaping budget deficit, says former Gov. Jim Edgar, the only one of the state's three most recent former governors who hasn't been indicted.

August 11, 2010 12:00 am
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