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  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs law boosting fines for FOIA non-compliance

    A new state law will make it expensive for local governments that choose not to comply with orders to turn over documents ruled public under the Illin ...
    July 28, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Bruce Rauner at Democrats' convention

    CHICAGO – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, would be an "excellent candidate" for gove ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • New law sponsored by State Rep. Barb Wheeler allows college credit for language literacy

    A new opportunity allows high school students to earn college credit for language proficiency.The bi ...
    July 27, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner renews call for term limits

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner is renewing his call for term limits and said the General Assembly should vote on the idea in the fall.CHICAGO – Gov. Bruc ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • 2 efforts in Illinois attempt to change sex offender laws

    CHICAGO – Two separate efforts have arisen in Illinois that attempt to alter laws governing sex offenders in Illinois.CHICAGO – Two separate efforts h ...
    July 26, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'

    SPRINGFIELD – Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues."
    July 25, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner apologizes for calling teachers illiterate

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiterate" and ...
    July 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Judge blocks Illinois redistricting plan from ballot

    CHICAGO – A voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge de ...
    July 21, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Report shows Illinois is staring down an $8 billion deficit

    SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois' spending will outstrip what it brings in by nearly $8 billion this year, according to a government analysis obtai ...
    July 14, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers approve stopgap budget, aid to Chicago schools

    The General Assembly on Thursday passed a six-month stopgap budget to keep critical services functioning and throw a financial lifeline to Chicago Pub ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Attention turns to court in Illinois remap ballot question

    CHICAGO – The question of whether a ballot measure allowing an independent commission to draw Illinois’ political boundaries is constitutional unfolde ...
    June 30, 2016 - 11:40 pm
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