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[26 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* From the New York Times…
Declines in state support for public universities have helped reshape the geography of public college admissions, leading many students to attend universities far from home, where they pay higher, out-of-state tuition. An analysis of migration patterns among college freshmen shows the states students leave each year and where they go.
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[26 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune editorial board debate between the four candidates for Illinois comptroller was quite spirited.
But check out this claim by Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza about appointed incumbent Leslie Munger…
“Her campaign chairman is the actual mayor who passed Right to Work legislation, the only piece of Right to Work legislation in […]

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[26 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

*** UPDATE *** As subscribers were warned earlier this week, the governor has appointed three new TRS board members. Martin Noven, Laura Pearl and Anne Marie Splitstone were all appointed this morning. So, the governor can more easily block this mo…

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[26 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

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* People’s Map Chairman, John Hooker…
In recent months, we’ve seen laws targeted at depriving the voting rights of minorities across the country overturned one by one. Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court joins those decisions as another victory for democracy. If this effort was upheld, minority voters across […]

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[22 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Speaker Madigan was asked today if the impasse has had any impact on Chicago’s violence problem. Some have suggested that the lack of social services could exacerbate some of these problems, the reporter said. Madigan’s response…
Let’s not forget it has been clearly part of Rauner’s plan to underfund social services. He […]

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[22 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday used his amendatory veto power to rewrite a bill that would have ended the state’s growing practice of suing prison inmates to recover the costs of their incarceration — effectively killing the legislation, according to the bill’s two sponsors.
The bill from state Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Evanston, and Rep. Kelly […]

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[22 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* The dude is getting it from all sides these days…

Three candidates for mayor of Aurora have criticized a fund-raising dinner for one of their fellow candidates, state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora), Friday night by Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).
Aldermen Richard Irvin, at large, and Michael Saville, 6th Ward, and Rick […]

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[22 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* The Southern Illinoisans goes off on Dan Proft’s newspapers…
As a rule, The Southern’s Editorial Board does not attack fellow journalism publications. So, should this editorial reflect negatively on the Southwest Illinois News publication some of our readers are getting in the mail, this Editorial Board can confidently say that rule has not been broken. […]

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[22 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* A 43 percent admissions price increase for adults, intense rain storms, closed parking lots (due to the constant rain), canceled grandstand events (also due to the rain), high temperatures (when it wasn’t raining) and a massive power outage all contributed to vendors’ woe and ire at the Illinois State Fair this year…
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[22 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

* My weekly syndicated newspaper column…
You might think that months of bipartisan cooperation on numerous criminal justice reform bills would make that particular topic off-limits for partisan campaigns this year.
You’d be wrong.
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced early last year that he wants the state to reduce its prison population by 25 percent over 10 years. He […]