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  • 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
  • Medicaid cut has Valley Hi Nursing Home, McHenry County Board on edge

    WOODSTOCK – A Medicaid cut for the last two months of the state fiscal year for Valley Hi Nursing Home will translate to at least half a million dolla ...
    May 12, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Struggles persist as Illinois horse tracks push for slots

    COLLINSVILLE – The promotions meant to drum up interest in horse racing at 90-year-old Fairmount Park among customers more comfortable staring at an i ...
    May 10, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Fox River Grove among communities in need of affordable housing plan

    FOX RIVER GROVE – The village of Fox River Grove, like Algonquin, is required by statute to approve an affordable housing plan after just barely missi ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

    ATLANTA – With the nation’s economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states – large budget gaps.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Things to know about the Illinois court ruling on pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have another burden awaiting them on their return to the Capitol this week after the state Supreme Court rejected a l ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers weigh in on Illinois pension reform ruling

    Local lawmakers pondered what to write on the drawing board that the General Assembly must return to with the Illinois Supreme Court’s overturning of ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:07 pm
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