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  • Illinois AG to ask high court to consider pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the state has a "very strong argument" in favor of its public pension overhaul when the case ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Illinois universities asked to explore budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state’s public universities afte ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day

    CHICAGO – The race to challenge Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel crystalized Monday as a businessman, alderman and county commissioner were among the last c ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Illinois' Rauner tackles full transition agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – From dealing with a rush of job-seekers to a leaky roof and hard feelings among opponents he now needs, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has been ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • New study shows impact of military in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A new report has found that the military and defense industry provides 150,000 jobs and $13.3 billion in economic activity to Illinois.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Court split, Illinois red-light camera law stands

    CHICAGO – Red-light cameras will stay put across the state after a divided Illinois Supreme Court couldn’t reach a decision on their legality.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • House Democrat: Wait on Lincoln Library decision

    SPRINGFIELD – The chairman of a state committee said lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Linco ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois House Democrat outlines ridesharing ideas

    SPRINGFIELD – A Democratic state lawmaker said background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Jim Oberweis leads veto override of speed limit bill

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, on Thursday successfully challenged a gubernatorial veto of a bill he sponsored to raise the spe ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:46 pm
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Mike Frerichs pulls off slim win in Illinois treasurer's race

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Mike Frerichs won the state treasurer's post by about 9,600 votes after Republican opponent Tom Cross conceded the hard-fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Lawmakers discuss Illinois’ school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmaker ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers eye final attempt at state-run health insurance exchange

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace during the fall legislative session that sta ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers predict quiet veto session

    Local lawmakers are predicting quiet on the Springfield front when it reconvenes later this week in the months before the January swearing-in of the n ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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