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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 25, 2022 14:46 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. January 24, 2022. Editorial: New Illinois crime law is put to the test. We’re both worried and watching. With crime spiking across the state, both parties in Springfield find themselves wrestling with a life-and-death issue that’s begging for...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 19, 2022 15:26 PM EST

Kenosha News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Use more federal money to aid health care workers Give credit where credit is due and one person deserving a tip of the hat is state Sen. Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg. The state Senate majority leader has suggested that Gov....

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 18, 2022 13:19 PM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. January 18, 2022. Editorial: State should boost fund to municipalities and help control property taxes Costs are rising for all of us. Inflation has increased the price of everything from gas and groceries to new and used...

Irvin, Aurora's 1st Black mayor, makes GOP bid for governor

Jan. 17, 2022 17:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin joined the gubernatorial fray on Monday, entering the race as a Republican challenging incumbent Democrat J.B. Pritzker. Elected the first Black mayor of Illinois' second-largest city in 2017, Irvin, 51, is the fifth candidate...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 11, 2022 12:11 PM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. January 9, 2021. Editorial: The Illinois legislature needs a new watchdog now Once again, the post of legislative inspector general is vacant. The Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission needs to get its act together and appoint a new...

Ethics, local news study, minimum wage top 2022's new laws

Dec. 30, 2021 11:04 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With nearly 300 laws taking effect on New Year's Day, Illinois lawmakers have resolved to hold themselves to a higher ethical standard, stay the government's regulatory arm on young entrepreneurs and review ways to revive the struggling local journalism industry. ...

Center of 'rape email' denies knowledge of alleged coverup

Dec. 01, 2021 18:05 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The ex-campaign worker for Gov. J.B. Pritzker who is at the center of an email in which a one-time Statehouse lobbyist alleged government coverups of a rape and illegal state hiring says he's completely unaware of the purported incidents that have dogged him since...