Springfield Bureau Chief, Chicago Sun-Times
A dad, the Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief and a devotee of the Chicago Bulls, golden retrievers, blueberries, Goose Island, the Boss and the YMCA.
Sen. Oberweis, one of three GOP 'yes' votes on medicinal marijuana, opens door to broader legalizationblogs.suntimes.com — Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), pictured in this April file photo, said he didn't "feel strongly" about casting one of three Republican votes for medicinal marijuana legislation Friday but said he might support broader legalization of the drug. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) SPRINGFIELD-State Sen.
blogs.suntimes.com — SPRINGFIELD-The idea of Illinoisans turning to pot to treat severe illnesses moved closer to reality Friday after the Illinois Senate approved the medicinal use of marijuana over GOP objections it would encourage more serious drug use. The Senate's 35-21 vote, which followed an emotional debate that lasted more than an hour, moves the legislation carried by state Sen.
suntimes.com — In an exclusive interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle suggested the mayor and his handpicked schools officials refrain from shuttering 13 of the 54 schools marked for closure. She noted that hearing officers hired to oversee the process recommended that those schools stay open.
suntimes.com — BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter email@example.com Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces plans to develop several hotels and a basketball arena near McCormick Place during a press conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, May 16, 2013. | Andrew A.
blogs.suntimes.com — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) Thursday chaired the second of a series of 'cost-shift' meetings, during which public higher-education institutions agreed to begin picking up the tab for their employees' pensions. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) SPRINGFIELD-Illinois' public colleges and universities will gradually begin picking up the costs of their employees' pensions starting next year under an agreed plan announced Thursday by House Speaker Michael Madigan and higher-education representatives.
blogs.suntimes.com — SPRINGFIELD-Favored by gun-control advocates, a push establishing tight limits on where Illinois gun owners could carry their weapons in public advanced in the state Senate Thursday over objections from the National Rifle Association.
suntimes.com — WASHINGTON - The portfolio of Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker, the Commerce secretary nominee, reflects vast holdings in hotels, casinos, parking lots, student and elderly housing, a stake in the show "Singin' in the Rain," and last year, $53.6 million from a family trust in the Bahamas.
blogs.suntimes.com — SPRINGFIELD-Two House Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday to increase the penalty for hired drivers caught transporting passengers while drunk from a misdemeanor to a felony aggravated DUI. The proposal, sponsored by House Republican leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and Rep.
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