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Lessons for Wisconsin -- How Illinois Recognizes Its Great Teachers With New Reform Law

Posted June 14, 2011 | 14:48:55 (EST)

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed what might be the most important piece of education legislation ever passed in the state.

It's also one of the most historic showings of collaboration between teacher unions, legislators and reform groups. All came together to draft dramatic changes...

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Guns in Chicago Homes: Defense or Danger?

Posted July 13, 2010 | 14:08:22 (EST)

In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that struck down Chicago's 28-year handgun ban, a new gun ordinance took effect Monday that allows Chicagoans to keep guns in their homes. But will having a handgun at home really make families safer?

The gun lobby is quick to contend that...

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