Rep. Roger Eddy

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UPDATED: Education Reform Proposal Moving Forward

A major school reform package advanced in an Illinois Senate committee in Springfield on Thursday, with an unusual coalition of lawmakers, school districts and teachers unions supporting the measure.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

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Gun Restriction Bills Fail In Springfield

A couple of bills to further control the movement of guns in Illinois have failed to pass the state House.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Quinn’s School Consolidation Plan Finding Little Support

The ideas of saving state money by combining school districts and eliminating the regional offices of education seem to be on their way to the recycle bin, maybe in the section marked “Easier Said than Done.”

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011