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  • Festivities begin for Bruce Rauner’s inauguration as Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – From a museum visit to a swanky $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Illinois Capitol on Sunday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner spent his last day befo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Rauner releases list of donors to transition, inauguration

    CHICAGO – Hospital and manufacturing trade groups are among the largest donors to Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner's transition and inauguration.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Mother urges Quinn to act on medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – A Mount Prospect woman whose son has a rare form of epilepsy was among those urging Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend to issue licenses for me ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Incoming Illinois comptroller says she’d run in 2016

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ incoming comptroller – former businesswoman and onetime legislative candidate Leslie Munger – believes her lack of political exper ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Promises: Illinois’ Rauner now faces expectations he raised

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Time short for Quinn on Illinois medical marijuana licenses

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to award the potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Il ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Candidate objection hearings scheduled

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Electoral Board will meet next week to hear ballot objections filed against six school board candidates in three April ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Obama community college plan would pay for 2 years with public funding

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • McHenry County Board rejects expedited vote for Powers-Walker Historic Site's landmark status

    WOODSTOCK – Good things, such as historic landmark designations, come to McHenry County Board members who wait.
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • LITH church gets more time to find permanent site

    LAKE IN THE HILLS –A church in town has more time to find a permanent space.The Foundation Baptist ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Outgoing Gov. Quinn takes looks back, offers hints at future

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is characterizing his tenure as one of fairness – trying to create jobs by inking a capital construction plan, legalizing sam ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Disease list for Illinois medical marijuana could grow

    CHICAGO – Dozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois’ new pilot program, but the list doesn’t includ ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois senators promote legislation combining offices

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers are calling for legislation to be considered during a special session this week that would combine the offices of ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Bill filed to establish 2016 comptroller election

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation is being considered that would establish a 2016 special election to replace late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Attendance vote makes for interesting start to mundane McHenry County Board meeting

    WOODSTOCK – In a rarity, the McHenry County Board voted against allowing a member to attend a meeting by telephone Tuesday morning.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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