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  • New study shows impact of military in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A new report has found that the military and defense industry provides 150,000 jobs and $13.3 billion in economic activity to Illinois.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Court split, Illinois red-light camera law stands

    CHICAGO – Red-light cameras will stay put across the state after a divided Illinois Supreme Court couldn’t reach a decision on their legality.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • House Democrat: Wait on Lincoln Library decision

    SPRINGFIELD – The chairman of a state committee said lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Linco ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois House Democrat outlines ridesharing ideas

    SPRINGFIELD – A Democratic state lawmaker said background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Jim Oberweis leads veto override of speed limit bill

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, on Thursday successfully challenged a gubernatorial veto of a bill he sponsored to raise the spe ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Mike Frerichs pulls off slim win in Illinois treasurer's race

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Mike Frerichs won the state treasurer's post by about 9,600 votes after Republican opponent Tom Cross conceded the hard-fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Lawmakers discuss Illinois’ school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmaker ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers eye final attempt at state-run health insurance exchange

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace during the fall legislative session that sta ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers predict quiet veto session

    Local lawmakers are predicting quiet on the Springfield front when it reconvenes later this week in the months before the January swearing-in of the n ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner attend Chicago Veterans Day event

    CHICAGO – An event honoring a Chicago alderman who was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star drew the state’s top elected officials on Tuesday ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • GOP Rauner says he's meeting with legislators

    CHICAGO – Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner said he's meeting with every member of the General Assembly.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • GOP denies role in Chicago election robocalls

    CHICAGO – Robocalls that Chicago election officials blamed for the no-show of 2,000 election judges this week were recorded by people helping Cook Cou ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • State owes Belvidere landlords $40,000 for lease

    BELVIDERE – Secretary of State Jesse White’s office owes $40,000 in unpaid rent to a landlord for office space in Belvidere.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 10:44 pm
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