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  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • DNR: Cheaper hunting, fishing licenses unavailable until Oct. 1, says refund will be offered

    Chuck Lemker of Crystal Lake was looking forward to purchasing hunting and fishing licenses at a reduced price this month.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Quinn vetoes state ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday afte ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – A taxicab industry spokeswoman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've given customers some protection in the emer ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Rauner says he’ll continue to push for term limits

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said not having a term limits measure on November’s ballot is a temporary setback.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • State portal still doesn’t include local gov’t salaries

    State lawmakers in 2012 approved a bill to add the salaries of county, municipal and township governments to the searchable Illinois Transparency and ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

    SPRINGFIELD – Quinn’s unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to res ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Judge rejects Green Party lawsuit over ballot access

    Illinois Green Party candidates for statewide office – including Harvard attorney Scott Summers – likely will not appear on the Nov. 4 ballot after a ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • More states recognizing Illinois concealed-carry permits

    A growing number of states are honoring Illinois’ new concealed-carry permit. Since becoming availab ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    CHICAGO – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Nov. 4 ballot packed with state questions

    Fans of long, drawn-out novels will want to make sure they vote Nov. 4.The Illinois ballot will star ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
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