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  • Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Emanuel rejects Rauner's plan to advance $450M to Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers sound off on Illinois budget impasse

    It won’t be the first time if Illinois starts its next budget year Wednesday without an actual budget in place.
    June 28, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois residents to keep insurance subsidies after ruling

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul allows thousands of I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O’Hare falling behind

    CHICAGO – O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum ter ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes Illinois budget, cites $4 billion deficit

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bulk of the Illinois budget Thursday that the Democratic-controlled Legislature sent him, increa ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during Illinois budget clash

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a dispute betwe ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois State Rep. Mike Tryon will not seek re-election in 2016

    Republican state Rep. Mike Tryon announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election next year, ending a 12-year run representing McHenry County in ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Illinois budget cuts hit home for McHenry, Lake county fairs

    WOODSTOCK – Don’t let news of state budget cuts fool you – the 2015 McHenry County Fair is on as scheduled for the first week in August.
    June 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Democrats battle themselves on Chicago school pension bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to appr ...
    June 23, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Records: Illinois film tax credits total $204 million so far

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois has granted $204 million in tax breaks to more than 930 movies, TV shows and commercials filmed in the state from July ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner’s social agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn’t have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois’ deepening ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois court: Comcast must reveal commenter

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications must identify an internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McLean County wants ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay $200K for election

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Another Illinois county voted to ask former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay for costs associated with electing his replacement in the ...
    June 17, 2015 - 1:34 pm
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