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House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, responds to criticism from House Minority Leader Tom Cross on the House Floor during budget debate Wednesday. (Michael Tercha / May 30, 2012)

Pension overhaul on track in Springfield

House lawmakers approved the latest version of a pension overhaul today as the clock ticks down toward a midnight adjournment deadline. The plan to fix … Read more ›

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NIU academic, athletic summer camps now available to Batavia residents

Whether your child wants to be a saxophonist, a scientist or soccer star, NIU has something for every young learner with more summer camps than … Read more ›

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Aurora Resident Selected as White Sox 2012 Honorary Bat Girl

Aurora, Ill. resident Cori Cammarano, a 43-year-old breast cancer survivor, has been selected as the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl winner for the Chicago White Sox. … Read more ›

Number of Illinois registered voters down for primary

The number of registered Illinois voters ahead of the March 20 primary is down from both two years ago and the last as well as … Read more ›

Batavia Women in Business welcome Illinois State Senator Christine Radogno as their speaker at a luncheon on Tuesday, February 14.
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State Republican Senate Leader Christine Radogno to Speak to Batavia Women in Business

Batavia Women in Business Launch their 2012 Schedule with a Luncheon on Tuesday, February 14 Blazing a political trail as the first female Caucus Leader … Read more ›

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Bounce Off the Walls – literally! – at Sky High Sports

Imagine a basketball-sized court where the entire floor is connected trampolines. Now imagine there are 10 foot high trampoline walls that puts you in a … Read more ›

Schmitz announces re-election bid

The Beacon-News reports: State Rep. Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, Wednesday announced his intention to run for re-election to the Illinois House of Representatives. Get the full … Read more ›

Ron McDaniel observing kindergarteners participating in a math-focused Learning Lab funded by the Museum's award-winning Kindergarten Math Initiative grant program.
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Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation Pledges $1 Million to DuPage Children's Museum

DuPage Children's Museum proudly announces that the Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation has made a $1 million donation pledge to be received over a five-year period … Read more ›

Mosquito abatement districts draw fire

When reformers talk of peeling away the luxuriant layers of government in Illinois, they often take a swat at an easy target: mosquito abatement districts. … Read more ›

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2012 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Commemorative Poster Contest

This year, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show gives you the opportunity to let your imagination run wild by participating in our commemorative poster contest. … Read more ›