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Chicago Senator Wants To Waive $150 GED Fees For Homeless Students

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact

What often stands between a homeless student and a high school degree is just a couple of hundred dollars. That’s why a Chicago senator is calling f...

New Bill Would Expand City's Criteria For Booting Vehicles

Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago

A new bill proposed by an Illinois state lawmaker would drastically expand Chicago's opportunities to put a Denver boot on the vehicles of individuals...

Dem Sought To Rid Illinois Of Anonymous Internet Attacks

Posted 02.22.2013 | Chicago

An Illinois state lawmaker this month introduced a new bill aimed at thwarting the efforts of anonymous Internet trolls -- but apparently has since th...

Did Sears Betray Illinois Lawmakers?

Posted 12.29.2011 | Chicago

Updated story Just weeks after signing a bill that gave Sears millions of dollars in tax incentives to stay in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn reacted...

State Senator Terry Link Rides Lt. Governor Endorsement Wave as AFL-CIO, Other Support Rolls In

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

State Senator and Lieutenant Governor candidate Terry Link's political wave machine is operating at full-tilt boogie. He just scored the endorsement of the 1,000,000-member Illinois AFL-CIO.

Quinn Lands Endorsements, Jabs With Hynes Over Blago Ties

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Updated The fierce intra-party feuding between Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes reached a new pitch Friday after Quinn announced his latest s...

Retiring White Aldermen Could Upend City Council Power Balance

Chicago Daily Observer | Russ Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a correlation between color and clout in Chicago's 50-member city council. There are 23 white, 19 black, and eight Hispanic aldermen. But it'...

Daley Wants New Senate President To Be From Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jockeying over the state Senate's next Democratic leader intensified Wednesday as Mayor Daley insisted he had no horse in the race but signaled behind...