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  • Illinois lawmakers make Gliniewicz-inspired effort to deny pension benefits to convicted spouses

    FOX LAKE – Melodie Gliniewicz’s effort to collect her disgraced late husband’s pension has prompted another effort by state lawmakers to prevent simil ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Protesters converge on U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren’s office

    CAMPTON HILLS – Cloudy skies, blustery wind and a cold drizzle were no deterrent as about 100 people protested outside the Campton Hills district offi ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner encourages 'grand bargain' with stronger reforms

    Gov. Bruce Rauner used his annual budget address Wednesday to encourage state lawmakers to reach a “grand bargain” budget deal, but said reforms that ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • McHenry County lawmakers make push to abolish local election boards

    Several McHenry County lawmakers want to take away most local governments’ power to hear objections to election petitions.
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Lawmakers aim to make Obama's birthday a holiday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed legislation to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 2:37 pm
  • State Rep. Allen Skillicorn filing bill to carry proposed balanced budget

    A local state representative will make an effort to carry a state budget plan developed by a conservative free-market group.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Lawmakers differ on lawsuit to stop Illinois state workers' pay without budget

    Several of McHenry County’s lawmakers have differing opinions on Thursday’s move by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to suspend all state employees’ payc ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:06 pm
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