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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Barack Obama biographer David Garrow at the ALPLM tonight
    Abraham Lincoln, Presidential Library and Museum (50) , Obama, Barack
    Joey McLaughlin talks with historian David Garrow about his book “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.” David is appearing at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library tonight. http://wtax.com/podcasts/barack-obama-biographer-david-garrow-at-the-alplm-tonight/ ...   read more >
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    You can make book on Illinois jumping at sports gambling
    Gambling, Gaming , Racing, racetracks (76)
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow states to legalize sports gambling leaves us betting Illinois will be scoring taxes in time for basketball season.

    Like too many poor, desperate people, state lawmakers will replace hard work with games of chance. No need to watc...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    It’s ‘gut-check time’ for lawmakers on legislation to curb sexual harassment
    Sexual assault, Sex Crime (96) , Sexual Harassment (96)

    It was a surreal moment last week to sit in an ornate Illinois Senate hearing room with a group of young men from a championship Chicago high school football team and listen, with them, to two women describe in excruciating detail having been raped and repeatedly sexually abused back in high school by their club volleyball coach.

     

    Everyone in the room was riveted to their ...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Morning Spin

    Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham previewed the union’s planned protest at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, saying he’s calling on officers to pack council chambers in part to highlight slow contract negotiations with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration.

    “That would be one of the reasons,” Graham said on Monday afte...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Report cites Rauner's office for improper hiring
    Rauner, Bruce

    A state inspector on Monday criticized Governor Bruce Rauner 's office for improper hiring that violated the same anti-patronage law Rauner blasted his predecessor for skirting.

     

    The Office of the Executive Inspector General's report found that Rauner's Department of Central Ma...   read more >
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Sexual assault nurses needed STAT
    Sexual assault, Sex Crime (96)

    Emergency room nurse Melissa Cochrane had never opened a rape kit before she was called on to care for a sexual assault victim at a Chicago-area hospital.

    “I remember sitting there and reading the box and not knowing what I was doing and just feeling very overwhelmed,” she told Tribune reporter Alison Bowen recently. “And I’ll think about that person for ...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    End the lip service, commit to regionalism
    Business (10) , Economic Development (35) , Ethics, Campaign Reform, Transparency (12a) , Local Government (60)
    News flash: Local company finds local solution as it continues its amazing growth and success. The news of Berner Foods’ decision to build a warehouse distribution center in Winnebago County ought to be cause for celebration throughout the Rockford region. Berner’s decision will result in a few new jobs — and give the company room for further growth. Instead, there’s enough poli...   read more >
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Congressman proposes new tax credits for nuke plants
    Energy, Alternative Energy (93) , Legislators (former) (58) , Nuclear (67)

    A central Illinois congressman has proposed legislation that would offer tax credits for investments in existing nuclear power plants across the county.

    Congressman Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, is behind a bill that would provide a 30 percent credit for refueling costs and capital expenditures at plants through 2021.

    “Right now about 51 percent of the electricity in Il...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Illinois lawmakers face requests for 'more' as they push toward new state budget
    Budget--State (8) , Human Services (75) Bellock, Patricia "Patti"--State House, 47 , Flowers, Mary--State House, 31
    It's not just roads, bridges, schools, and pensions that are making it tough for Illinois lawmakers to come to terms on a new state budget.

    Legislators in Springfield are beset by social service groups and the people who they serve, who want more.

    For each state-supported or state-managed service, there is someone with a personal story who says lawmakers cannot possibly...   read more >
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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    McCann denied temporary restraining order
    Brady, Bill--State Senate, 44 , McCann, Sam--State Senate, 50

    A federal judge has dealt a partial blow to a senator’s lawsuit against party leadership that claims retaliation for his campaign for governor.

    Although Sen. Sam McCann’s case against others will proceed, Judge Andrew Wood denied a request for an injunction and said Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady, the head of the state Republican Party, has immu...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Democrats offer harsh assessment of Rauner’s death penalty proposal
    Death penalty (27a)

    Democratic lawmakers offered a harsh assessment Monday of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty for cop killers and mass murderers.

    The proposal, which was heard before the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee, is part of a package of public safety measures Rauner introduced last week with his amendatory veto of House Bill 1468.

    Essentially rewrit...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Expanded use of HIV prevention drug faces stigma, lack of awareness
    AIDS/HIV

    At age 37, Ryan Bandy hasn’t seen any close friends or relatives die from AIDS.

     

    That lack of intimate familiarity with tragedy, however, didn’t reduce Bandy’s determination to take a once-a-day pill the past three years that is more than 90 percent effective at preventing infection by the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Pritzker giving, raising funds for ‘blue wave’
    Candidates--Statewide (12)

    Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker, after funding his own winning primary campaign, is now committing at least $3 million toward an effort to help elect other Democrats this November.

     

    Pritzker on Monday announced what his campaign calls “Blue Wave Illinois 2018.”

    In a fundraising email, Pritzker said contributions to the effort “will not...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Rauner administration cited for hiring mismanagement
    CMS (29) , Rauner, Bruce

    An inspector general’s report said Monday there was mismanagement in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration in filling Rutan-exempt jobs at the Department of Central Management Services.

     

    The Office of Executive Inspector General said workers in positions of “regional client managers” were not doing policy-making work that justified the jobs being exemp...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Rauners move back into Governor’s Mansion
    Rauner, Bruce

    Rolling up in a beat-up van with their dog Stella in tow, Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner moved back into the Illinois Governor’s Mansion on Monday morning.

     

    The Rauners had been taking up residence at the Director’s House on the Illinois State Fairgrounds for the past year while the mansion, the third-oldest governor’s mansion still in use,...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Lawmaker felt pressured by Democrats to quit part-time job
    Sexual Harassment (96) Cassidy, Kelly--State House, 14 , Madigan, Michael--State House, 22 , Rita, Robert "Bob"--State House, 28

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Local educators work to end teacher shortage
    Education--Elementary and Secondary (36)

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Seven counties in west central IL getting Opportunity Zones
    Economic Development (35) Davidsmeyer, Christopher "C.D."--State House, 100

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