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  • Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County

    CHICAGO – Cook County Clerk David Orr's review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter particip ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers

    CHICAGO – The Illinois attorney general's office says anyone who thinks they were among T-Mobile customers charged for cellphone text services they di ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn names comptroller after Judy Baar Topinka's death

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar T ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn calls special session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the late Co ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Judy Baar Topinka memorial: Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner, James Thompson, others offer high praise

    COUNTRYSIDE – There wasn’t a person in attendance at a memorial held Wednesday for the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who didn’t remark o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Reporter won't have to reveal murder-case source

    JOLIET – Appellate court judges have reversed a lower-court ruling that had ordered a journalist to reveal the source of a leak in a northern Illinois ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Rauner says agencies will be asking for $760 million extra

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor-elect said Tuesday he’s learned state agencies are planning to ask him for at least $760 million more than ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Report: Overcrowding after Dwight prison closing

    SPRINGFIELD – Moving about 1,000 female inmates from a closed prison in Dwight to another in Logan County has exacerbated overcrowding and not generat ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Hunting of bobcats up to outgoing Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS – Ken Staley spends days setting traps in pursuit of beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. Yet the southwestern Illinois man for years has ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Approved state checks limited after Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies

    SPRINGFIELD — As state officials contemplate replacing late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, the clock is running down for those dependent on the checks ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Illinois governors have filled 16 vacancies since 1848

    SPRINGFIELD — Since the unexpected death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Gov. Pat Quinn has said he's researching the history of gubernator ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Bruce Rauner reviews options on Pat Quinn deal to end Illinois Lottery contract

    CHICAGO – State officials' handling of an Illinois Lottery agreement became the latest bump in the handoff between gubernatorial administrations as Go ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Illinois gay community mourns Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

    CHICAGO (AP) — A gay rights group is mourning the death of Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:07 am
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