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  • Illinois lawmakers pushing bill to regulate daily fantasy sports

    On the heels of two states legalizing and regulating daily fantasy sports, Illinois lawmakers are hoping to do the same.
    May 1, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Bill enabling high school-community college dual credit partnerships advances to Senate

    Legislation that would help high schools and community colleges create an opportunity for students to graduate with an associate degree passed the Ill ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • David McSweeney bill to eliminate lieutenant governor passes Illinois House

    A joint resolution proposing to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor passed through the Illinois House of Representatives by a 95-10 vote Frida ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' property tax relief bill passes Illinois House

    Property tax relief for Illinois homeowners who live in non-home rule communities is a step closer to reality.
    April 22, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Illinois overpays McHenry County taxing bodies $1.3 million

    Several McHenry County taxing bodies were overpaid a collective $1.3 million because of a state misallocation of Personal Property Replacement Tax Fun ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • McHenry County settles union lawsuit over 'Turnaround Agenda' vote for $25K

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board on Tuesday pulled its symbolic support of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s effort to turn Illinois around in order to settle a ...
    April 21, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks bill to stop gerrymandering in Illinois advances

    A bill that would change how state legislative district boundaries are drawn was approved in committee and will move on to the Illinois House for cons ...
    April 20, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they driv ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks bill closing police, fire double-dipping loophole clears Illinois House

    A bill that would forbid retired public safety workers from working full-time local government jobs while continuing to draw their pensions cleared th ...
    April 18, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

    CHICAGO – Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • McHenry County specialty courts feeling uncertainty of Illinois budget impasse

    WOODSTOCK – As the state of Illinois reaches 10 months without a budget, McHenry County specialty court officials are wondering how much longer they c ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Rep. David McSweeney's bill to rein in local government travel expenses clears Illinois House

    A bill that would make it harder for local government officials to travel and dine at taxpayer expense sailed through the Illinois House and is on its ...
    April 13, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Students at 24 Illinois colleges object to state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Students at two dozen Illinois colleges have penned an open letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers about the 10-month stalemate on a ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Illinois State spending 20 percent below budgeted amount

    NORMAL – Illinois State University has fared better than most others across the state amid the ongoing budget crisis, according to school officials.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Bill seeks warning labels on Illinois medical pot products

    SPRINGFIELD – Medical marijuana in Illinois would be required to carry warning labels about possible side effects under a bill proposed by a Republica ...
    April 2, 2016 - 10:45 pm
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