Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.
New Trier social studies teacher Kerry Hall recently distributed a handout to his class that listed “Volunteer at Planned Parenthood or similar organization” among a list of suggestions on how to avert climate change.
The same day the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) ruled that the Maine Township Board was right when it voted not to certify the pension eligibility of a politically connected elected official, it stripped all local governments of the authority to certify the pensions of their elected officials.
House Speaker Michael Madigan used his absolute power over the legislative process to move legislation to the floor on Friday that exchanges Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat income tax with a progressive tax.
New Trier Superintendent Paul Sally reprimanded a school guidance counsel for statements attributed to him in a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) story concerning plans by the College Board to apply an “adversity score” to all children taking college entrance exams, SATs.
Critics on the right and left shredded the 2015 documentary film The Hunting Ground for its one-sided, inaccurate illustration of sexual assault on college campuses. Yet for the second year in a row New Trier High School screened the movie for seniors.
Outspoken sex education teacher Kim Cavill, 37, is running for the Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 school board, and calls a recent investigative series by the magazine Governing on segregation in Illinois “incredible.”
Taxpayers in Maine Township finally got the break that some trustees have been fighting for when the Board voted at a special meeting Wednesday night to approve a 100 percent abatement in the levy of the General Assistance Fund (GA) and 10 percent of the Town Fund (TF).
Rolling Meadows Third Ward Alderman Laura Majikes has filed a complaint against fellow Alderman Joe Gallo over his “loutish and rude” behavior immediately following the Feb. 12 City Council meeting, a source told North Cook News.
Property taxes owed to Cook County, and to a third party who bought a portion of the tax debt, are piling up on a car wash in Elgin owned by state GOP chairman and former Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider.
A presentation at an upcoming summit on adolescent health originally entitled “Race & White Privilege” has been changed to “Race & Well-being,” and the co-chair of group sponsoring the summit says that the change was requested by presenters.
A state House member for less than a month, Rep. Yehiel "Mark" Kalish (D-Chicago) , a former lobbyist, already has bigger problems than finding his way around the state Capitol and tending to constituent problems: He might soon have the might of the world’s religions crashing down on him, if a rabbi from New York has his way.
Former state Rep. Lou Lang’s selection of lobbyist Yehiel Mark Kalish to replace him in the 16th House District was set even before Lang, a Democrat of Skokie, interviewed nearly 20 vying for the position, a source told North Cook News.