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  • University chiefs say cost of budget cuts could be dramatic

    SPRINGFIELD – The presidents of several public universities say Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut higher education funding by nearly $400 million wo ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois hands out marijuana permits despite lawsuits

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is handing out permits to medical marijuana growers, even as a new lawsuit adds momentum to the cause ...
    March 12, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Task force continues work on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – The spokesman for Illinois’ longtime House speaker says a bipartisan task force on the state’s school funding formula is an extension of ...
    March 11, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Illinois justices press state's lawyer on pension overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Supreme Court justices asked the state's lawyer to explain Wednesday how the government can seek extraordinary power to reduce ...
    March 12, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • 5 Illinois mayors to ask state lawmakers to keep River Edge tax credit

    PEORIA — Mayors from five Illinois cities were set to tell state lawmakers at a Wednesday hearing that dozens of historic structure renovation project ...
    March 11, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Illinois bill would require restaurants to clean play areas

    SPRINGFIELD — A measure that would require restaurants to clean play equipment at least once a day is under consideration in the Illinois House.
    March 11, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Illinois insurance subsidies at stake in Supreme Court case

    CHICAGO – More than 270,000 Illinois residents could lose up to $680 million in health insurance subsidies this year if the U.S. Supreme Court voids p ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Medicaid plan gives some Illinois clients few local options

    CHAMPAIGN – More than 11,000 Medicaid clients in east-central Illinois are signed up for a managed-care plan that isn't accepted by many local doctors ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Democrats deplore Republican letter to Tehran on nuke talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats said Tuesday that the GOP letter about nuclear talks with Iran undercuts the U.S. at the negotiating table and thre ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Right-to-work not only issue union opponents are targeting

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It's not just Gov. Scott Walker.Republican lawmakers in statehouses nationwide a ...
    March 10, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Illinois DCFS to allow outside experts in ACLU deal

    CHICAGO – The troubled state agency overseeing child welfare in Illinois agreed to allow outside experts to help monitor residential treatment centers ...
    March 10, 2015 - 7:04 pm
  • Clinton says she should have used official email

    UNITED NATIONS – Confronting a growing political furor, Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded Tuesday it was a mistake to exclusively use private email as s ...
    March 10, 2015 - 7:03 pm
  • McHenry County Board committee backs off rule change for member comments

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is backing away from the idea of regulating the comments that members are allowed to make near the end of ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner names new director of Get Covered Illinois

    CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner has hired a Yale-educated former CIA intelligence officer to lead Illinois' health insurance enrollment efforts.
    March 10, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Cullerton calls Gov. Rauner’s proposed budget ‘unworkable’

    CHICAGO – The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget “as unworkable as it is unconscionab ...
    March 10, 2015 - 12:02 am
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