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Congressman Dan Lipinski, standing in the middle in a first-grade class at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School, is worried new rules from the Obama administration will hurt Catholic schools. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Lipinski criticizes new contraception rules during school visit

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill.,¬† had a little fun Monday wearing a Snoopy tie during his visit to the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin School in Orland … Read more ›

Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn, CPA
From the community

Will County’s Blackburn Awarded County Auditor of the Year

JOLIET, IL- Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn, a Certified Public Accountant in his first term in office, announced today that he has been awarded County … Read more ›

Greg Hannon, D-Tinley Park, makes a formal announcement of his candidacy for the 19th Senate District Tuesday. (Ashley Rueff/TribLocal)

Village Trustee Greg Hannon kicks off bid for Senate seat

Tinley Park Village Trustee Greg Hannon has formally kicked off his campaign for the state Senate in the March Democratic primary. The 24-year village official … Read more ›

Maggie Crotty

Sen. Maggie Crotty won’t seek another term in 2012 election

Sen. Maggie Crotty, D-Oak Forest, announced last week that she plans to end her 16-year career as a state legislator next January. The lawmaker said … Read more ›

tate Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Orland Park

Long-time Orland Park state lawmaker resigns

State Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Orland Park says he’s resigning from the Illinois House, effective immediately. Read more on Chicago Tribune Read more ›

County clerk to send out voter cards in January

Will County voters will start receiving new voter registration cards in January, which will show a change in polling site for some residents due to … Read more ›

House Republicans want to roll back Illinois corporate income-tax hike

Ahead of next year’s election, Illinois House Republicans today proposed rolling back the corporate income-tax increase approved in January. The Democrat-led General Assembly raised the … Read more ›

Candidate filing for 2012 primary begins

Hundreds of candidates for the state legislature, countywide offices and Chicago ward committeeman began filing today for the March 20 primary. In Springfield, the line … Read more ›

When lawmakers communicate, constituents pay

This year, House Republican Aaron Schock of Peoria penned an op-ed piece warning that the government was broke. “Washington, this is an intervention,” he began. … Read more ›

Judges weigh Illinois GOP challenge to U.S. House district map

While a panel of federal judges weighs a Republican challenge to Illinois’ new U.S. House district boundaries, lawyers for the state and the GOP said … Read more ›