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Rooney to host town hall in Rolling Meadows
Daily Herald report
Jun 7, 2017 6:14 PM
State Senator Tom Rooney will host a town hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Rolling Meadows Park District Community Center Auditorium.
What happens when two suburban lawmakers defy Rauner, Madigan
By Kerry Lester
May 30, 2017 10:32 AM
Two suburban lawmakers openly defy their parties' leaders: Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills and Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury of Highwood. But going it alone is not without costs, big or small.
Schools chiefs to urge state lawmakers Wednesday to end budget impasse
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
May 30, 2017 11:09 PM
Suburban school superintendents joined by statewide school chiefs will converge on Springfield Wednesday to urge passage of a state budget.
Bill to stop cop pension double dipping, based on Naperville case, passes
By Chacour Koop
May 29, 2017 7:09 PM
Retired police officers who collect pension checks will be curbed from double dipping under a measure passed Monday by the state legislature.
Lester: Suburban lawmaker says he knew Comey as precise, methodical
May 25, 2017 5:30 AM
State Rep. Scott Drury remembers ousted FBI Director James Comey -- who taught him in a seminar years ago -- as precise, methodical and committed to his agency. "I believe if he was true to his word as he was talking to us, that he wants the Department of Justice above all to come out looking good," Drury said.
Democratic state senators pass pieces of tax, spending package
By Kerry Lester
May 17, 2017 10:10 PM
Democrats in the Illinois Senate, frustrated with the state's 22 monthslong budget impasse, moved Wednesday to pass much of a multi-piece tax and spending reform plan that their Republican counterparts said wasn't quite ready.
Editorial: We want 'right' but we need 'acceptable' on budget
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
May 11, 2017 6:57 PM
A Daily Herald editorial says the time is now for a budget bill, even if - as is likely - what it sets in motion has to be tweaked in years to come.
Aurora man seeks Dem nod for 50th state House seat
By Susan Sarkauskas
May 11, 2017 2:40 PM
An Aurora man wants to be the Democratic candidate for the state House District 50 seat.
Innocence organizations applaud Illinois Senate for passage of legislation to regulate use of jailhouse informants
Illinois Innocence Project
May 8, 2017 5:14 PM
The Illinois Senate unanimously passed legislation in a 49-0 vote that would protect the innocent from wrongful convictions through safeguards to improve the reliability of jailhouse informant testimony.
Murphy votes to engage citizens in democracy
May 9, 2017 7:14 AM
State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) voted to create an automatic voter registration in Illinois last week. Senate Bill 1933, which Murphy co-sponsored, passed the Illinois Senate unopposed
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