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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

May. 10, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily News. May 5, 2022. Editorial: Denying media access to records in murder case could prove a slippery slope There has been a welcome trend in recent years of allowing cameras in courtrooms. It is catching on slowly but surely in Cook, Kane,...

EXPLAINER: 2 men in Gov. Whitmer plot could be tried again

Apr. 11, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A jury's inability to reach a unanimous verdict for two men charged in a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer means the federal government can take them to trial again. The jury last week acquitted Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta, whom prosecutors...

$1.8B state tax-break deal reached, with fund-diversion help

Apr. 07, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and leaders of the Illinois House and Senate on Thursday announced agreement on a state spending plan that aims to fight nagging, near-record inflation by giving $1.8 billion back to taxpayers. The deal comes from a freeze on the...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 05, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. March 31, 2022. Editorial: Legislation revising rules for development tax incentives in Illinois deserves serious attention The mere phrase “Tax Increment Financing District” has the kind of aural sting that can rupture the eardrums...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Mar. 22, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. March 17, 2022. Editorial: Another departure at the top gives new life to Illinois tollway’s reform efforts It is tempting to chortle “where have we seen this before?” in the wake of the resignation this week of the Illinois...

Today in History

Mar. 15, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 15, the 74th day of 2022. There are 291 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 15, 44 B.C., Roman dictator Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Mar. 08, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. March 3, 2022. Editorial: Legislature will have to take up COVID COVID-19 is in retreat in the suburbs and in much of Illinois, thank goodness, and mask mandates have been lifted. What remains unclear, however, is whether...

Madigan's not on the ballot, but will loom large in election

Mar. 03, 2022 18:35 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A stunning federal indictment this week all but ensures that one of the more prominent politicians in this fall’s election won’t be on the ballot. But that likely won't stop Republicans from using Michael Madigan's grim-faced likeness in an effort to taint Democrats...