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— The Illinois House's longtime gambling expansion point man has dropped his sponsorship of a casino bill to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie wrote to the House clerk that he is now affiliated with a law...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing lawmakers to pass a gambling bill that would allow the city to weigh its choice of a casino operator in secret and forbid state regulators from taking away its license. The legislation also would grant the mayor authority...
My 9-year-old daughter has Aicardi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that causes extremely hard-to-control seizures, debilitation, disability and early mortality. She began having seizures at three months of age, and since that time has had multiple...
Change of SubjectSunday we published a muscular attack on our own editorial board penned by Democratic State Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie: For years the editorial page has loudly bellowed for and against Illinois pension proposals and petulantly insulted and denigrated...
Lang's language This is in response to "Tribune's pension scold way off mark" (Perspective, May 12), by Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, deputy majority leader of the Illinois House. Lang clearly has spent quite a bit of time polishing his ability to compose his...
It's about time that the Chicago Tribune's editorial board stop treating the Illinois Constitution like yesterday's newspaper. For years the editorial page has loudly bellowed for and against Illinois pension proposals and petulantly insulted and...
Tribune reporterGov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have increased utility bills and helped Commonwealth Edison improve its electrical grid. But the bill passed the General Assembly by healthy margins, and legislators could override the veto this month....
Last fall on this page, we endorsed candidates for the Illinois House based largely on their fiscal policies. Illinois is beyond a crisis point; its lawmakers need to find solutions. So: Were candidates willing to enact serious pension reform? Cut state...
Repeated assurances by gambling expansion supporters that a Chicago casino would be under the strict supervision of the state's gambling regulators isn't enough for Gov. Pat Quinn, who is eyeing a provision that he worries could undermine that authority....
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn chastised lawmakers for failing to pass cost-cutting changes to the government worker retirement system, then dangled the possibility that he'd drop his long-running opposition to a major gambling expansion to get a...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — A top House Democrat on Wednesday suggested a new plan to fix the state’s massively indebted retirement system: make the temporary income tax hike permanent, have state workers and teachers chip in more toward their pension and...
Clout StreetIt won’t be easy for Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to find enough lawmakers to vote for the minimum wage increase, what with business groups pronouncing it a “job killer.” But the best news for Quinn is that key Democratic lawmakers...
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