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Government - State

  • 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

    SPRINGFIELD – The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized, according to ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
  • McHenry County residents protest Gov. Bruce Rauner at Crystal Lake appearance

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Members of the Democratic Party of McHenry County and McHenry County Progressives participated in a protest Saturday night protesting G ...
    March 12, 2017 - 12:17 pm
  • New law aimed at reducing Illinois prison population

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has been joined by Democratic lawmakers to sign a measure his office said is “the most comprehensive criminal justice refo ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Labor experts unsure of future if Illinois state government workers strike

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s unclear whether people who might replace state employees in the event of a strike by Illinois’ largest public-employee union could ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • McHenry County districts, lawmakers watching new school funding reform efforts

    Once again, a panel in Springfield has sounded off on how to fix the school funding formula in Illinois.
    March 10, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois Senate cancels budget votes; Cullerton blames Bruce Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state’s historic budget stalemate, ac ...
    March 2, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois lawmakers make Gliniewicz-inspired effort to deny pension benefits to convicted spouses

    FOX LAKE – Melodie Gliniewicz’s effort to collect her disgraced late husband’s pension has prompted another effort by state lawmakers to prevent simil ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Protesters converge on U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren’s office

    CAMPTON HILLS – Cloudy skies, blustery wind and a cold drizzle were no deterrent as about 100 people protested outside the Campton Hills district offi ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:59 pm
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