What if we took to heart the notion that an Illinois child’s future should not depend on whether she was born in the city, suburbs or downstate?
We could learn from those leaving. We could encourage discipline, empathy, courage and civil conversation.
DOUBEK: We have a whole lot more work to do to begin rebuilding our state.
Judges have found that we, the people, have the power to talk, even stridently, to the local officials we employ to work for us. Time is on our side.
What we have now in Illinois is the top financial watchdog for state government whose own campaign fund has been fined.
If you’re a juvenile child molester, arsonist, murderer or violent offender, Hastings said, your criminal record will remain on the books.
Pawar touts a progressive agenda fashioned after Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal and the newer deal of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton.