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  • SEIU Healthcare sues to force state pay on workers' health

    SPRINGFIELD – A labor union representing home health care workers in Illinois has filed legal action to force the government to pay health insurance c ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says Illinois won't take in more Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

    Illinois on Monday joined 23 other states trying to block or suspend accepting Syrian refugees after Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois law to require schools to rethink discipline

    DEKALB – A new law will require Illinois schools to develop more measured discipline policies beginning next school year.
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Budget impasse puts law enforcement training in crunch

    DIXON, – The director of a northern Illinois law enforcement training unit says it could close soon amid the state budget impasse.
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Suit claims violations at Chinese agencies, restaurants

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office announced a federal lawsuit Friday against three Chinatown employment agencies and two subur ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Progress slow on restoring local funding, despite Illinois lawmakers' vote

    If you’re a lottery winner or local government holding an IOU for what the state owes you, don’t let Tuesday’s vote to free up your funding fool you – ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • McHenry County child care providers watch subsidy program after bill fails

    Child care providers and low-income parents in McHenry County breathed a small sigh of relief this week as they saw some concessions on the state’s ch ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Illinois' Congress members go on 70 foreign trips in 2 years

    CHICAGO – A newspaper analysis has found Illinois' 20 members of Congress have gone on 70 foreign trips and went to 44 countries in the past two years ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Rauner says he will send Emanuel dead fish after budget spat

    CHICAGO – The public spat between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached a new level Friday, as the mayor said the Republican should ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher's brother running for 26th Illinois Senate

    Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher has entered the 26th Illinois Senate District race, making the Republican primary to replace outgoing Sen. Dan Duffy a th ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:47 am
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