Government

  • House speaker calls vote on Right to Work legislation

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Democratic House speaker says he's scheduling a vote on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to allow employees to opt out ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • State official: Hillary Clinton's email practices 'not acceptable'

    WASHINGTON – A high-ranking State Department official said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a ...
    May 6, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Lighter punishment for marijuana possession passes Illinois Senate committee

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket r ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Proposed Illinois human services cuts rejected by House Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats who control the Illinois House sent a clear message Wednesday to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner that they oppose his proposed cuts to h ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois can't bail Chicago out of money problems

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner told Chicago aldermen Wednesday that Illinois can't "bail out" the nation's third-largest city, and urged cooperation addr ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:47 pm
  • Illinois workers' comp: Business groups, injured employees weigh in

    SPRINGFIELD – Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' com ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • McHenry County Board approves MCCD budget for 2016

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved the 2016 budget for the McHenry County Conservation District with only a handful of traditional opponent ...
    May 6, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner releases survey of Illinois' foreign trade partners

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has done a survey of Illinois' ten largest foreign trading partners and their assessment of the state ...
    May 5, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO – With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spot ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Former sheriff’s oversight forces county jail Navy contract re-vote

    WOODSTOCK – An oversight by the former county sheriff is forcing the McHenry County Board to reauthorize a contract to house military prisoners from G ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • McHenry County employers on paid sick leave amid Healthy Families Act

    If your job doesn’t offer paid time off for being sick, you’re far from alone. About 40 percent of t ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • In Congress, income inequality comes with breakfast, lunch

    WASHINGTON – Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It’s their life.
    May 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Rauner agency privatization idea raises oversight concerns

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner says his plan to privatize the state’s economic development agency will improve job creation in Illinois. But similar pl ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Crystal Lake hopes to have update on flooding study done this fall

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The June 2013 storm that resulted in 62 reports of flooded basements, 50 road closures and a collapsed roof put plans to address floodi ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Pentagon grapples with retaliation in sex assault cases

    WASHINGTON – It’s not against the law or military regulations to choose not to sit with someone in the dining hall or to unfriend them on Facebook, bu ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 pm
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