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Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley, who's exploring a run for governor, took a stab at Illinois' pension stalemate Monday. He had some good ideas for how Gov. Pat Quinn could force the issue — starting with a promise to veto any faux...
By all accounts, and especially if you read his literature, Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski of Park Ridge is a fiscal hawk. "Budgeting for results," designed to make every program prove its worth, is his baby. He's chairman of one Senate...
Illinois children would have to be in school at age 6 instead of 7 starting in September 2014 under a bill that cleared the legislature Thursday in Springfield, giving education officials a tool to fight a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest...
Tribune reportersIllinois children would have to be in school at age 6 instead of 7 next year under a bill legislators approved today in Springfield, giving education officials a tool to fight a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest grades. If signed by Gov....
To address a devastating pattern of elementary-grade absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools and across the state, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn have thrown their support behind legislation to lower Illinois' compulsory attendance age from 7 to 6 or...
Clout StreetIt won’t be easy for Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to find enough lawmakers to vote for the minimum wage increase, what with business groups pronouncing it a “job killer.” But the best news for Quinn is that key Democratic lawmakers...
Clout StreetThe Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by politicians who passed out the tuition waivers to relatives and the...
Tribune reporterThe Illinois Senate today voted 32-20 to require that students in kindergarten through fifth grade get at least 20 minutes of recess. Schools also would be permitted to require recess for 6th through 8th grades. The bill also seeks to block teachers...
Chicago Tribune reporter— Hours after lawmakers headed home without reforming the state's bereft public worker pension systems, Gov. Pat Quinn implored them to remember that Illinois government is "racing the clock" in solving the issue. But a different race is on the...
Tribune reporterLawmakers who want to end an often-abused legislative scholarship program were hopeful for a breakthrough after a top leader in the Illinois Senate got on board today. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago changed his position from wanting to reform...
Ka-boom! Teachers destroy barrier to a strike --- Reformers, school officials are hoist with their own petardChange of SubjectThe cartoon image in my mind's eye today is of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his schools chiefJean-Claude Brizard and various public education reform advocates standing in a semicircle, their clothes and faces speckled with the sooty residue of an explosion. Their....
Clout StPosted by Ray Long and Monique Garcia at 9:45 p.m. SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate tonight sent a budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, but are holding out hope to spend a little more on education and social services. Senators approved......
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