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Lawmaker recess drawing fire from GOP delegation

By Jacksonville Journal-Courier, Ill.

March 17, 2016

Jacksonville state representative C.D. Davidsmeyer joined others Wednesday to send a message to fellow lawmakers: Get back to work.The Legislature is in the middle of a month-long break, although the state is entering its ninth mon...

Rauner creates new economic development arm, but no guarantees of transparency

By Kim Geiger, Chicago Tribune

February 4, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to pull an end run around Democratic lawmakers, signing an order that directs the state's economic development agency to work with a nonprofit corporation the administ...

Remembering 1970 protests: silent to violent

By Chase Myers, @chasemyers_DE

May 3, 2015

Forty-five years ago, the SIU students protested President Richard Nixon’s 1970 plans to invade Cambodia, and in the process, created one of the most active demonstrations on Illinois campuses.Steve Brown, a student and rep...

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