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by Ellyn Fortino
4:11pm
Tue Jul 15, 2014

Chicago Aldermen, CPS Officials Discuss Steps To Address 'Resegregation' Of Top High Schools (UPDATED)

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials were in the hot seat at a City Hall hearing on Tuesday over enrollment standards for the school district's most selective public high schools. Progress Illinois provides highlights from the hearing.

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by Adam Doster
9:35am
Wed Aug 4, 2010

Sun-Times: Illinois Needs A "Substantial" Tax Hike

Be sure to read the Chicago Sun-Times' lead editorial this morning on Illinois' budget deficit, in which the paper comes out in favor of a "substantial" income tax increase and echoes themes you've read on our site for months:

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by Adam Doster
11:47am
Wed Jun 23, 2010

Sun-Times (Finally) Comes Around On State Pension Attacks

Today, the Sun-Times editorial board criticized a local pro-business group for repeatedly referring to the "Cadillac" pension plans purportedly received by state workers.  But just last fall, the board itself was using that same phrase.

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by Adam Doster
1:38pm
Tue Feb 16, 2010

Sun-Times Has It Right On Managed Care

Last week, officials at the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services unveiled new details about a plan to enroll approximately 38,000 elderly and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries from Northeastern Illinois in a private managed care organization (MCO).

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by Josh Kalven
4:41pm
Sun Feb 7, 2010

Sweet: Madigan Has Done "An Awful Job" As Party Chairman

In her column this weekend, the Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet lays much of the blame for the Scott Lee Cohen debacle at the feet of House Speaker and Illinois Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan, writing that he is doing "an awful job" in the latter post.  "Unlike every other state party chairman in the nation," she adds, "Madigan refuses to run a viable statewide political organization."  To learn more

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by Josh Kalven
10:09am
Thu Jan 7, 2010

IL-GOV: Sun-Times Endorses Quinn, Hynes Says He "Struck Out"

The Sun-Times is the first major daily newspaper in the Illinois market to endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary for governor today, throwing their support behind incumbent Pat Quinn.  From the piece: As Illinois' accidental governor, Quinn has had a ...

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