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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Anthony 'Tony' Smith, new Illinois education chief, is urban school reform leader

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday afternoon to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's l ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • 4 from former lawmaker’s staff subpoenaed in US probe

    WASHINGTON – Congress said Tuesday it has been told at least four staffers who worked for former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock have been subpoenaed to te ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • New report singles out most litigious Illinois counties

    CHICAGO – While lawsuit-filing rates in most of Illinois are at a 40-year low, they remain high in Cook and Madison counties due, in part, to asbestos ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Hospitals: $1.5B Medicaid cut plan could cost jobs, services

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois hospitals say a proposal to reduce Medicaid spending by more than $1.5 billion from Gov. Bruce Rauner could lead to signif ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • More Illinois grant suspensions possible

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top budget aide says more grants could be suspended this year on top of tens of millions in suspensions sent to nonp ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-spar ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants the state's medical marijuana program to be thoroughly reviewed before a decision is made on whether to ext ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • 'Right to Try' measure raises issues of ethics, freedom

    SPRINGFIELD – Some doctors worry that an effort to grant terminally ill people more access to unproven drugs might offer them false hope or even be ha ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • 2 drunken driving bills awaiting votes in Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – Two bills that would affect motorists with repeat drunken driving convictions are awaiting votes in the Illinois House.
    April 12, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • $3M federal grant to ease Chicago commuter rail congestion

    CHICAGO – A $3 million federal grant will help ease congestion that slows Metra commuter trains heading into Chicago’s Union Station from the south an ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Rauner further details legislative agenda

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun putting a finer point on his legislative agenda, telling voters, elected officials and newspaper editorial board ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Rauner hopes deal will speed resolution of union dispute

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has agreed to allow government agencies to resume taking fees from the paychecks of non-union members to ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:33 pm
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