Government

  • Governor's tactic delays Senate cabinet approval

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn used a procedural move sidestepping a deadline to have two cabinet members reappointments approved by the state Senate.
    April 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Madigan’s voting rights amendment advances

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal by Illinois’ powerful House Speaker to thwart future voter suppression efforts advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday, a move ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • State officials announce homebuyer assistance

    CHICAGO – Illinois will offer more help to first-time homebuyers under a program announced Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
    April 1, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Algonquin joins electricity consortium

    ALGONQUIN – Potential rates for the village's electrical aggregation program could come in a few weeks, Algonquin's energy consultant said on Tuesday.
    April 2, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • BC-US--GOP Budget,4th Ld-Writethru

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in feder ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Congress to pass aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was near passage Tuesday of a bill to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and take punitive measures ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • RTA director addresses County Board in wake of scathing report

    WOODSTOCK – The interim head of the Regional Transportation Authority said the agency "stands ready to work with Springfield" in the wake of a task fo ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Bill would let drivers 'sign and go' for speeding

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting speeding ticke ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Cary planning $21.2 million budget

    CARY – With the village prepping to begin its next fiscal year, it is planning to spend about $4.5 million on capital projects.
    April 1, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Illinois Democrats use redistricting to dominate

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican congressional candidate Bobby Schilling is running against two opponents in the November election — one an incumbent congress ...
    March 31, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois makes last push for health insurance sign-up

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials are making a final push to enroll residents in the state's Health Insurance Marketplace.
    March 31, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Bills to trim Illinois taxing bodies move forward

    Two bills in the General Assembly aimed at helping pare down the state’s 7,000 units of government are moving forward ahead of a report on how to cons ...
    March 30, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

    WASHINGTON – As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • County Board committee uneasy on bills to boost MCCD revenue

    WOODSTOCK – A skittish McHenry County Board committee delayed approving a recommendation supporting two bills before state lawmakers aimed at allowing ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:06 am
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