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ISTA urges Pence to seek accountability delay

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's largest teachers union is urging Gov. Mike Pence to support freezing the state's education accountability system for one year because of revisions to the ISTEP test being driven by the state's new academic standards.

August 27, 2014 4:55 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

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

August 19, 2014 1:07 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

'Rita's law' could curb corruption

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Learn what lawmakers did at legislative recap

HAMMOND | Representatives from the Indiana Manufacturers Association will break down how bills passed this session in the Indiana General Assembly will affect businesses and residents at an upcoming event.

April 28, 2014 4:31 pm

Know sex trafficking when you see it

EL PASO, Texas | The world of sex-trafficking is complicated and complex, yet the solution may be as simple as education.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Ind. marriage ban supporters, opponents square off

Ind. marriage ban supporters, opponents square off

INDIANAPOLIS | The House Judiciary Committee has delayed a vote on a proposal to amend Indiana's constitution to ban gay marriage.

January 13, 2014 1:06 pm

Topinka: Funds needed for state worker back pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A supplemental appropriation is needed to come up with the money to fund back pay for state workers, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said.

October 30, 2013 6:30 pm
Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

September 15, 2013 6:45 pm Photos


Dems, conservatives line up on health care fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm
Chicago police seeking anonymous social media tips

Chicago police seeking anonymous social media tips

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced a series of changes to the department's community policing program, including using social media and smart phones to help them fight crime in the city.

July 08, 2013 4:01 pm

Senate sends Peotone airport plan to Quinn

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Senate has passed an initiative allowing for the construction and operation of the long-awaited third Chicago area airport, along with two other major projects.

May 31, 2013 5:50 pm

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

Zoeller likes idea for U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller sympathizes with state lawmakers who want to take an extraordinary step to rein in the power of the federal government.

May 08, 2013 5:00 pm Related

Sheriff proposes Cook County concealed-carry ordinance

CHICAGO | Cook County's sheriff is proposing a countywide concealed-carry ordinance, saying if state lawmakers don't pass a law by next month as a federal court has ordered, Illinois could turn into the "Wild West."

May 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Ill. lawmaker gets community service in gun case

Ill. lawmaker gets community service in gun case

Veteran Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter, seen in a Dec. 15, 2012, appearance in South Holland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge after being accused last year of trying to board a flight with a gun. Trotter's attorney said he entered a guilty plea to reckless conduct in a pl…

April 24, 2013 3:11 pm
Texas governor in Illinois trying to lure business

Texas governor in Illinois trying to lure business

CHICAGO | Texas Gov. Rick Perry arrived in Illinois on Monday on a determined mission to lure away the state's businesses, blast its nagging financial problems and spark a little interstate rivalry with a simple message to Gov. Pat Quinn.

April 22, 2013 6:00 pm

Lake County officials talk income tax to balance spending

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials worry the only thing worse than passing a new tax would be passing one that leaves county government still millions of dollars in the hole.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am

DeLuca names chair of Cities & Villages Committee in statehouse

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Democratic State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, a former mayor of Chicago Heights, has been appointed chairman of the Cities & Villages Committee in the Illinois House of Representatives, according to a news release.

February 12, 2013 12:00 am
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