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  • More school employees can give epinephrine injection under new law

    A law that takes effect Friday expands the list of people who may give epinephrine injections to schoolchildren suffering severe allergic reactions.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO – Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Quinn, Rauner budget plans leave questions

    CHICAGO – The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of lea ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • New law empowers McHenry County Board to remove appointees

    A new state law will make it easier for the McHenry County Board to throw appointed members out of its numerous boards and commissions.
    July 22, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner set up big-money race for governor

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are setting up a big-money battle for Illinois governor, hauling in millions for a hig ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:41 pm
  • U of Illinois could request 4 percent state-funding increase

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is seeking about a 4 percent increase in state funding for the 2016 fiscal year.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois to explain concealed carry permit denials

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, t ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers take testimony on prisons

    CHICAGO – A legislative committee is gathering information on ways to address Illinois' prison population.
    July 15, 2014 - 10:40 pm
  • Medical marijuana rules OK'd by Illinois committee

    CHICAGO – An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailer ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Illinois governor candidates exchange criticisms at forum

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor hammered each other Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner saying that Gov. Pat Quinn hasn’t delivered fo ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Jails struggle as makeshift asylums

    CHICAGO – Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social ...
    July 14, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • New law to help Illinois students with dyslexia

    CHICAGO – A new Illinois law aims to help dyslexic students by training educators on how to better identify and teach young people with the learning d ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Ill. Treasurer’s interns had political connections

    CHICAGO – Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office has offered paid internships to multiple young people with connections to influential politicians ...
    July 12, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • State lags in hiring to oversee ‘fracking’ accord

    CHICAGO – More than a year after a much-lauded compromise paved the way for high-volume oil and gas extraction in Illinois, the agency in charge of ov ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:12 pm
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