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  • State Sen. Pam Althoff formally announces her re-election campaign

    McHENRY – Republican state Sen. Pam Althoff made it official that she is seeking a fourth full term in Springfield.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • U.S. judge blasts Illinois for not making all ordered payments

    CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has scolded Illinois officials for not fully complying with her order that they pay providers of critical social ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Bruce Rauner signs Jack Franks bill allowing for direct election of rescue district trustees

    Taxpayers now can petition for an election to directly elect rescue squad district trustees under new legislation.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Rep. Jack Franks still on the fence about override of AFSCME bill veto

    A crucial swing vote that will determine whether the General Assembly will override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill essentially strippin ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the st ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • At Plainfield forum, industry experts talk transportation innovation

    PLAINFIELD – Several experts in industries from ridesharing to particle physics offered their ideas to improve transportation at a public forum Thursd ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Rauner ‘attacks’

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an “epic struggle” with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stan ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to release $5.4B in federal funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to release $5.4 billion in federal funds during a stalemate over the state budget.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Illinois to award $5M for health insurance outreach

    CHICAGO – Illinois plans to award $5 million in federal grant money to community groups for consumer outreach during the third annual health insurance ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Bruce Rauner signs Oakwood Hills-inspired Illinois Open Meetings Act reform

    Taxpayers and watchdogs now have a much longer window to report potential violations of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, thanks to the Oakwood Hills Vi ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • McHenry County's social service agencies feeling state budget squeeze

    At first glance, the ongoing Springfield budget impasse should be old hat to local social service agencies that long have been accustomed to a deadbea ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Illinois governor wants reform ideas considered as package

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants state legislators to take up a new comprehensive proposal including several of his agenda items as a package ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois governor signs bills affecting veterans

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed several bills on Sunday affecting Illinois veterans, including a measure establishing a discount card program a ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Illinois Dems push to fund state grants for college students

    SPRINGFIELD – Senate Democrats are pushing to fund grants for Illinois college students even though the state doesn't have a budget in place.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
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