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  • Insurers pass tax along to the states

    There’s more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama’s health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Gov. Rauner doles out $400K to fellow Illinois Republicans

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has started doling out money from his campaign fund to fellow Republicans as the Illinois Legislature approaches what coul ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Illinois property-tax freeze called a stunt, faces uncertain future

    A bill to freeze property taxes statewide could be headed to an Illinois House vote, although a Republican boycott of the measure makes it very unlike ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says no 'clear roadmap' on pension reform

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says there's no "clear roadmap" for a solution to the state's pension crisis after the Illinois Supreme Court ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • $320K went to Illinois Department of Aging services for dead people, audit says

    SPRINGFIELD — A report from the state auditor's office has found more than $321,000 was paid for services to dead people through a program in the Illi ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Illinois road, bridge maintenance funding looks bleak, Bruce Rauner administration says

    SPRINGFIELD — Money to maintain Illinois highways and bridges drops steeply in the coming year and could lead to significantly deteriorated roads in t ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Illinois House plans vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's Right to Work proposal

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House is planning a vote on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal that would allow local governments to permit workers to ...
    May 14, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Barbs fly as Jack Franks' Illinois government consolidation bill remains in committee

    State Sen. Pam Althoff did not call for a committee vote Wednesday on a government consolidation bill she is being pressured by some of her fellow McH ...
    May 14, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Lawmakers skeptical about Illinois pension deal this spring

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers expressed skepticism Wednesday that they'll be able to pass a new pension fix this spring, despite pressure from Gov. ...
    May 13, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Lake in the Hills committee favorable toward hotel, apartment sketch plans

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Two developers hoping to bring a hotel and an apartment complex to Lake in the Hills were met Tuesday with generally favorable rea ...
    May 14, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • White House denies Obama's Gulf overtures are unraveling

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday raced to dispel the notion that President Barack Obama's efforts to reassure anxious Persian Gulf nations about ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Tourism experts testify on potential Chicago casino

    CHICAGO – A future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Obama Library organizers to reveal site decision in Chicago

    CHICAGO – The Barack Obama Foundation will hold a news conference in Chicago to announce where the president’s library will be built – the strongest c ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Illinois turns over marijuana applications to attorneys

    CHICAGO – Illinois has turned over 13,000 pages of documents to attorneys challenging how the state awarded one medical marijuana business license, ma ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Illinois treasurer launches new, unpaid internship program

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois treasurer’s office is launching a new, unpaid internship program to replace one that a newspaper investigation found gave p ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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