Government - State

  • Duckworth: Clinton needs to meet with Benghazi committee

    SPRINGFIELD – A war hero congresswoman appeared publicly Tuesday for the first time as a U.S. Senate hopeful, taking jabs at the Republican incumbent, ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Madigan announces Illinois anti-sexual assault effort

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Tuesday she has created a panel to recommend ways to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Lawmaker’s staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

    WASHINGTON – Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer question ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Effort spearheaded to consolidate McHenry County's townships

    If he’s successful, Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten just might consolidate himself out of office, along with a large number of his fellow township ...
    March 31, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • McHenry County represented on Bruce Rauner's government consolidation task force

    A new task force meant to find ways to reduce Illinois’ almost 7,000 units of local government is not the first of its kind, but it very well could be ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Bruce Rauner's commission examines Illinois sentencing laws

    A commission to re-evaluate Illinois’ sentencing laws, and eventually reduce the state’s prison population, is moving forward under Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Gov. Rauner tells Chicago studio to return $10 million grant

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered a Chicago TV and movie studio to return a $10 million state grant awarded by his predecessor, Pat Qui ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug big hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • 3 state workers seek to join Rauner lawsuit over union dues

    CHICAGO – Three Illinois state employees on Monday sought to join Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit against labor unions, a legal maneuver aimed at trying t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner’s immigration message leaves advocates perplexed

    CHICAGO – More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Transit officials: Rauner budget cuts could mean fare hikes

    CHICAGO – Regional Transportation Authority officials are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reduce state funding for public transit could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:54 pm
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