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  • Solution elusive to Illinois’ highway funding gap

    CHICAGO – For motorists, Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means wasted hours st ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Bill would tighten rules for vaccine exemptions in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to tighten the rules for parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccination requirements because of re ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Local towns, county lash out at Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cut proposal

    Municipal and county governments that stand to lose half of their shared state revenue don’t have a lot of love for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s tough-love 201 ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Obamacare tax info error affects about 800,000 customers, officials say

    WASHINGTON – In a new setback for the health care law and the people it's supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error t ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Gov. Rauner's budget would cut $16M from Amtrak funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget would cut $16 million from Illinois' funding for Amtrak trains that serve downstate areas.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Illinois universities prep to counter Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts

    CHAMPAIGN — Faced with Gov. Bruce Rauner's surprise plan to cut their state funding by almost a third, Illinois' public universities are preparing to ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Bruce Rauner's higher education cut larger than expected, would affect all aspects of NIU

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are considering reducing staff, restructuring academic programs and pursuing more grants after Gov. Br ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers push renewable energy proposal

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers want to increase the share of clean energy consumed in Illinois with a bill they say will bring jobs to the state.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Tax hike still possible as Illinois lawmakers tackle budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first shot at an Illinois budget didn’t involve new taxes, but residents could still be asked to open their wallets ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Designating monuments, Obama touts conservation as U.S. ideal

    CHICAGO – Designating the country’s newest national monuments, President Barack Obama said Thursday that protecting places of natural beauty and histo ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Illinois lawmaker wants Jackie Robinson West win restored

    SPRINGFIELD – The controversy over Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League national championship has reached the Illinois Statehouse.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Oral arguments scheduled in Illinois pension lawsuit

    SPRINGFIELD – Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments in the state’s landmark pension-overhaul case on March 11.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Obama: U.S. at war with those who have perverted Islam

    WASHINGTON – Muslims in the U.S. and around the world have a responsibility to fight a misconception that terrorist groups like the Islamic State spea ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner proposes 'honest' Illinois budget, billions in cuts

    Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner submitted a 2016 budget heavy with cuts that drew almost immediate fire from the Democratic-controlled General A ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Election 2015: Only 3 names to appear on Algonquin village trustee ballot

    ALGONQUIN – Even though five people had filed to run for village trustee in the upcoming spring election, only three names will appear on the ballot, ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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