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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Dorsey takes over as new SIU president Trustees strike a deal with Dunn
    Education--Higher (37) Schimpf, Paul--State Senate, 58
    The troubled SIU system is under new leadership after university trustees Monday approved a separation agreement with embattled President Randy Dunn Monday and hired an interim president, J. Kevin Dorsey, to steer the university through what has proved to be a divisive few months.

    Meeting in special session on the Edwardsville campus, trustees unanimously approved an agreement with...   read more >
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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    University president’s resignation will heal rift? Guess again
    Education--Higher (37) , Governor (44) Hoffman, Jay--State House, 113
    So are we to now expect Southern Illinois University’s entrenched constituencies and wounded feelings to all fall away as they join hands and sing “Kumbaya?”

    Unlikely.

    SIU President Randy Dunn fell on his sword — with his crash softened by a $215,000 6-month s...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    SIU board approves Dunn's termination, calls for new chapter
    Education--Higher (37)

    EDWARDSVILLE — After months of controversy, the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a separation agreement ending the tenure of Randy Dunn as president of the SIU System.

    At a special meeting on Monday on the SIU Edwardsville campus, the board also unanimously approved the hiring of J. Kevin Dorsey, a former dean of SIU School of Medicine...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Gillibrand in Chicago boosting Pritzker, Underwood, Bustos: Mulling 2020 bid
    Candidates--Statewide (12)
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D-N.Y., a potential 2020 Democratic presidential contender, is in Chicago boosting Democratic candidates J.B. Pritzker, running for governor and Illinois House contenders Cheri Bustos, an incumbent and challenger Lauren Underwood.

     

    Fundraising and helping to get out the vote for others is a standard move for political figures looking to move up ...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Pritzker spending $207,000 a day on governor race, swamping Rauner’s $83,000
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    Since March’s primary election, Democratic gubernatorial nominee J.B. Pritzker has spent more than $21 million, more than doubling the $8.4 million spent by Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner.

    That’s a marked reversal from 2014, when Rauner outspent his Democratic opponent three-to-one over the same period.

    This year, Democrats have their own rich guy.

    Tog...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Pritzker spending $207,000 a day on governor race, swamping Rauner’s $83,000
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    Since March’s primary election, Democratic gubernatorial nominee J.B. Pritzker has spent more than $21 million, more than doubling the $8.4 million spent by Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner.

     

    That’s a marked reversal from 2014, when Rauner outspent his Democratic opponent three-to-one over the same period.

     

    This year, Democrats have their...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Rauner signs ‘red flag,’ 72-hour waiting period gun control bills
    Guns and Gun Control, FOID, Concealed Carry (46) , Rauner, Bruce

    Illinois became a “red flag” state on Monday, as Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill allowing firearms to be seized from a person determined to be a danger to themselves or others — a measure opposed by the National Rifle Association.

    Warning signs that could allow family members or law enforcement to request an emergency order of protection to remove firearms from...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Rauner steps back from Trump praise, but Pritzker pounces
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    Just days after a rare utterance of President Donald Trump’s name, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday was back to trying to avoid discussing the president altogether.

    The Republican governor has consistently tried to remain neutral on the matter of Trump, even going so far as to avoid saying Trump’s name. But Rauner dropped the “T-word” at a Friday pro-Trump ral...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Sentences for bringing marijuana into Illinois are absurdly high
    Drugs (32)

    Thank you for your recent stories and editorial about marijuana arrests in Chicago. It is indeed ludic...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Measure allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples prompts outcry from Illinois lawmakers
    Adoption (30)

    They’re calling it the #LicenseToDiscriminate Amendment, but even that language isn’t strong enough for some Illinois lawmakers.

     

    An amendment to a budget bill recently passed in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee would permit some religious adoption agencies the ability to block placement of children with same-sex couples, local elected leaders said at a ...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Morning Spin
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    Anyone with a TV already knows that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker are both spending a bundle of cash on their campaigns, but records show Pritzker has spent far more in the last few months.

    Pritzker’s campaign read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Rauner doesn't want Illinois pulled from multistate voter registration system that Democrats call prone to hacking
    Rauner, Bruce

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he doesn’t see “any reason” for Illinois to end its participation in a controversial multistate voter registration system, which critics have called inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers.

     

    Rauner’s remarks came one day before he faces a deadline to act on a bill that would withdraw Illinois from the Inter...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    The rise of the pro-choice cheerleaders
    Abortion (1)

    Is abortion a sad and unfortunate reality — regrettable, as we are sometimes told, but often necessary — or is it a breezy nothingburger, completely normal, and something to be giddily celebrated like a last-minute NFL touchdown? For a long time, the pro-choice lobby has had difficulty deciding. This summer, it seems that Supreme Court nominee read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Retired SIU School of Medicine dean named interim president, Dunn separation agreement approved
    Education--Higher (37) Bryant, Terri--State House, 115 , Schimpf, Paul--State Senate, 58
    EDWARDSVILLE – The SIU Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to appoint J. Kevin Dorsey as Southern Illinois University’s interim president, following the termination of Randy J. Dunn in light of recent attempts to dissolve the SIU system.

    Dorsey will be acting president for a one year term but could be less if the Board of Trustees appoints a president after a nation...   read more >
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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Madigan asks court to declare 'sanctuary state' law in compliance with feds
    Attorney General (6) , Governor (44) , Immigration (99a) Skillicorn, Allen--State House, 66
    Illinois’ attorney general is asking the courts to rule that a controversial Illinois law about immigration policies complies with federal law.

    Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice. She said DOJ is improperly withholding $6.5 million in law enforcement grants from Illinois.

    “Byrne JAG funds allow Illinois law enforcement ...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Money rolls into House race from state party
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    Political mailers for the 76th District state representative race may be on their way.

    Democratic challenger Lance Yednock reported a $23,415.42 contribution from the state Democratic party to a political marketing group.

     

    Yednock, who is running against first-term Republican incumbent Jerry Long, of Streator, has built up $92,918 in his campaign coffer as of June ...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Do the math, then vote Rauner, Harold
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    There are a lot of people who look at the coming November election for governor with anger bordering on disinterest.

     

    In the Republican primary, only 52 percent of the voters supported Bruce Rauner. On the Democratic side, only 48 percent of the voters supported J.B. Pritzker. In other words, a bare majority of Republicans supported Rauner and a minority of Democrats suppo...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Rauner signs bill to ease physician assistant hiring
    Rauner, Bruce Feigenholtz, Sara--State House, 12

    A bill that Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law last week will expand access to health care in Illinois by easing restrictions on the hiring of physician assistants, a sponsor of the bill said Friday.

     

    “This new law represents sweeping reform and addresses the needs of patients, hospitals and health-care providers across the state,” said state Rep. Sara Feigenhol...   read more >

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