An Oregon-based education reform group, whose deep pockets and skillful maneuvering made it a surprising powerhouse player in Springfield earlier this year, is regrouping after an embarrassing diatribe by its founder forced a leadership shuffle.The Illinois chapter of Stand for Children raised more
It took just seven days for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his lobbying team to convince a reluctant state legislature to pass a bill allowing speed-detection cameras near hundreds of schools and parks throughout Chicago.The quick approval marked another General Assembly victory for the mayor who mo
Illinois lawmakers head to Springfield tomorrow for the last week of the fall session.Several big items have been pushed to the back burner, including a bill that would overhaul Illinois' pension systems. It's proving to be one of the most radioactive issues in the legislature this year.
Fearing further setbacks to their negotiated contracts, members of organized labor are heading into the fall veto session this week with raised fists.Their angst is shared by dozens of special interest groups including retirees, casino operators and state vendors competing for scarce revenue in what