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Sen. Laura Murphy hosting town halls in Des Plaines, Schaumburg
Daily Herald report
Jun 4, 2018 3:49 PM
State Sen. Laura Murphy will host a pair of town hall meetings this month to update constitutents on the state's budget process and recent legislation.
'We're not going to screw it up': Could be months before Illinois legalizes sports betting
By Bob Susnjara
May 15, 2018 7:55 AM
Efforts to legalize sports betting in Illinois will accelerate as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision announced Monday lifting a federal ban, but it could be months before lawmakers take a vote, the state senator who heads the chamber's gaming committee said.
After previous defeats, redistricting reformers start lobbying legislators
By Christopher Placek
Mar 28, 2018 5:07 AM
A coalition of good-government groups is renewing its push for a state constitutional amendment to reform the way legislative districts are drawn in Illinois.
State requires new sexual harassment policies for all local governments
By Eric Peterson
Dec 28, 2017 5:30 AM
All 7,000 units of government in Illinois must adopt sexual harassment policies with certain requirements by Jan. 15, according to a new state law. Passage followed high-profile harassment allegations nationwide.
Editorial: Illinois legislators need sexual harassment training
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Nov 4, 2017 2:00 PM
In this editorial, the Daily Herald notes that the climate of excess at the state Capitol needs to be addressed and sexual harassment training is a key part of addressing it.
The Latest: Illinois Senate approves school funding overhaul
Aug 29, 2017 2:23 PM
The Illinois Senate has approved a new system for funding schools that will reduce large disparities between wealthy and poor districts.
Senate overrides Rauner's veto of school funding plan
By Lauren Rohr
Aug 13, 2017 7:24 PM
The Illinois Senate voted Sunday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's amendatory veto of a bill to reform the state's school funding formula.
DuPage's Curran looking ahead to new role as state senator
By Robert Sanchez
Jul 24, 2017 3:26 PM
As a village trustee and county board member, John Curran saw firsthand the challenges local governments face because of mandates -- often unfunded -- from the state. Curran says he will bring that knowledge and experience to Springfield as a new state senator.
DuPage County Board member appointed to state Senate vacancy
By Katie Smith
Jul 22, 2017 10:38 PM
DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran has been appointed to replace the state senate seat left vacant by Christine Radogno, a Lemont Republican, officials said Saturday.
Schools still waiting to see if they'll get money from state
By Kerry Lester
Jul 12, 2017 6:09 AM
Amid the relief that lawmakers passed an Illinois budget for the first time in two years, one key provision has been overlooked: Schools won't get state dollars unless Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a new "evidence-based" funding formula into law.
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