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  • House OKs plan for separate Lincoln Library and Museum

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum its own agency but scuttle ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, b ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Impasse between Rauner, Democrats continues over budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled Legislature on Friday appeared far from ending an impasse over a new state budg ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Measures advertised as promoting "clean energy" in Illinois – including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. –have stalle ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Washington removes Cuba from U.S. list of terrorism sponsors

    HAVANA – The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decade ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Oakwood Hills-inspired Open Meetings Act reform one step from gov's desk

    A formality vote by the House this weekend will get an Open Meetings Act reform inspired by the Oakwood Hills power plant debacle sent to Gov. Bruce R ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO – Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a ...
    May 30, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Lake in the Hills board approves expanded noise ordinance

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Anyone causing any "unreasonable noise disturbance" in the village could now be subject to a violation fee, regardless of the deci ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Open Meetings Act bill inspired by Oakwood Hills headed to Illinois Senate vote

    An Oakwood Hills-inspired improvement to the Open Meetings Act may end up getting passed by this Sunday’s end of session.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted

    CHICAGO – A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Bruce Rauner schools czar paid through agency facing cuts, report says

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying the hefty salary of his new education secretary from the budget of the state human services agency, whe ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Cary to use legislative assistance for Metra station project

    CARY – The village has pursued legislative assistance to the tune of about $5,000 after the plan for the intended Metra station project recently hit a ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Tougher DUI law inspired by killer of Wonder Lake teen headed to governor

    A law that makes it tougher for repeat DUI offenders to get their licenses reinstated – inspired by the recent arrest of one who killed a Wonder Lake ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois bill penalizes for leaving pets in extreme weather

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation that would make leaving pets outside in extreme hot or cold weather puni ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Casino group to buy Fairmount Park pending approval of slots

    ST. LOUIS – The owners of an East St. Louis casino plan to buy the struggling Fairmount Park racetrack, provided Illinois lawmakers agree to allow a g ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
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