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by Mose Buchele
4:46pm
Wed Apr 30, 2008

Busy Day in Springfield: Recall, Ethics, And Student Loans

The state legislature is under the gun to vote on a constitutional amendment allowing voters to recall public officials. The Senate needs to pass the bill by tomorrow -- then the House must do so by May 4 -- if Illinois voters are to decide on it in November. In light of ...
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by Adam Doster
12:52pm
Mon Apr 28, 2008

When To Start Early Education?

If you're in the mood for some substantive campaign coverage, give Jeremy Manier's piece on early education in yesterday's Chicago Tribune a read. He lays out the latest research in the field, the debate it has spurred, and how the nominees' proposals reflect that divide. (...
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by Mose Buchele
2:34pm
Fri Apr 11, 2008

Dems Hold Off On SB 2288 Until The Fall

A Senate bill that would increase income tax rates throughout Illinois will not be voted on until the fall, says one of the bill's sponsors, Sen. John Cullerton (D-Chicago). Senate Bill 2288 would address the state's debt and provide much-needed revenue for schools and ...
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by Adam Doster
12:51pm
Thu Apr 3, 2008

More Steps To Reduce Teen Violence

Yesterday, Capitol Fax's Rich Miller asked readers what they thought government should do to cut down on Chicago's recent rise in teen violence. At Illinoize, poster Yellow Dog Democrat lays out a thorough list of suggestions -- beyond gun control -- that are well worth a ...
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by Adam Doster
10:53am
Fri Mar 28, 2008

It's Good To Be A Youngin'

Illinois families received some encouraging news today: Illinois children fare better now than 20 years ago. According to a new report from the advocacy organization Voices for Illinois Children, 12 times as many children attend state-supported preschool today and 70 ...

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by Adam Doster
4:04pm
Tue Mar 25, 2008

FAFSA Made EZ

Many folks in the Land of Lincoln were displeased with the recent announcement that the University of Illinois trustees are considering a proposal to boost tuition by 8 percent at its Champaign and Chicago campuses. The news also elicited possible solutions, some better ...

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by Mose Buchele
5:06pm
Fri Mar 21, 2008

Aldermen Denounce Univ. of Chicago Over Sudan Investment

A Chicago City Council committee yesterday denounced the University of Chicago for maintaining a million-dollar investment in companies that do business with Sudan. The Human Relations Committee approved a non-binding resolution urging the university to divest itself ...
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by Adam Doster
4:54pm
Wed Mar 19, 2008

A Band-Aid For No Child Left Behind

Backing down slightly from its unrelenting support for No Child Left Behind, the Bush Administration announced today that it is willing to relax the law’s provisions for some states, allowing education officials to distinguish schools with a few problems from those that need ...

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