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[31 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Skin cancer victims who ascribe their maladies to tanning salons convinced a panel of Chicago aldermen Wednesday to bar tanning facilities from letting people under age 18 use their equipment, even…

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich was well aware campaign contributors were paying for state board posts and appointments, Tony Rezko, his former top aide and the longtime political fixer said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Ti…

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

* The setup…
Illinois lawmakers have approved raising cigarette taxes by $1 a pack. It now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who supports the increase.
The state Senate approved the legislation 31-27 Tuesday in a vote that largely followed party lines.
Dem…

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Chicago firefighters “do a great job,” but they're not “immune from the change and reform” needed to solve the city's financial crisis and deliver “greater value” to taxpayers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday. Tom Ryan, president …

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

* A Public Opinion Strategies poll of 400 likely voters May 20-22 in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District found that freshman Republican Bobby Schilling is leading Cheri Bustos 51-35. From the pollster…
Key Findings
1. Bobby Schilling has wo…

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

* The SJ-R editorial board broke a bit of news this morning about the eavesdropping bill kerfuffle. As you may remember, Sen. Mike Noland refused to call a bill passed by the House that would’ve decriminalized the act of audio recording an on-du…

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

From Jeanne Ives, Candidate for State Representative in the 42nd Legislative District
Before I decided to run for State Representative, a number of my friends and family asked me, “Do you really know what you are getting yourself into?”
After serving in local government as a city council member, and as a tax professional and mother of five, I had an inkling of Illinois’  political culture, which unfortunately, affects virtually all aspects of life in our state.

 
I anticipated many of the hurdles I had to clear in my successful run to be the Republican …

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

From CBS-2
The object of the Vatican’s wrath is the Leadership Conference for Women Religious, which represents the leaders of most of the nation’s Catholic women’s religious orders.

 
From Catholic News Service
Noting his extensive experience with religious communities in the four dioceses where he has served as a priest or bishop, the archbishop expressed his “personal appreciation for the role of religious women in the United States” and “all the extraordinary things that they’ve done.”
Archbishop Sartain said he expected to meet with the LCWR “very soon,” and declined in the meantime to …

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[30 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Not here, Illinois. No, Chicago Tribune reporters, it’s not “political theater”, but heartfelt outrage. Biography: Full-time state legislator and business owner; born Dec. 30, 1960, in Murphysboro; graduated, Murphysboro High School; attended Univers…