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  • Bruce Rauner reviews options on Pat Quinn deal to end Illinois Lottery contract

    CHICAGO – State officials' handling of an Illinois Lottery agreement became the latest bump in the handoff between gubernatorial administrations as Go ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • Illinois gay community mourns Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

    CHICAGO (AP) — A gay rights group is mourning the death of Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Bruce Rauner wants farmer to run agriculture department

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Monday he strongly prefers to have a farmer take over the Illinois Department of Agriculture and that he wouldn ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Eavesdropping bill focuses on ‘private’ dialogue

    SPRINGFIELD – It sounded like the opening to a joke, but Sen. Chapin Rose was eliciting a description of protections and restrictions in an Illinois e ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • In Washington, Rauner touts bipartisan solutions

    SPRINGFIELD – In his first official trip to Washington, D.C., as Illinois’ next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner touted the importance of working on ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers put state-run health exchange on hold until new year

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers left nearly $300 million in federal money on the table by not moving to approve a state-run health insurance marketpl ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Madigan wants expedited appeal on pension law

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has asked the Illinois Supreme Court for an expedited hearing of her appeal of a lower court's declar ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • Illinois Legislature approves bobcat hunting

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation allowing bobcat hunting for the first time in more than 40 years.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • Quinn left with few, tough options on minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – A final piece of outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's legacy is up in the air as lawmakers left Springfield for the year without sending the Chicag ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • Senate passes Illinois minimum wage bill, but House adjourns

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers began wrapping up their annual fall veto session Wednesday, pushing off some of the state's business until Republican ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers pass conservation district levy bill granting more taxing authority to MCCD

    A bill that clarifies a 25-year-old ambiguity over the maximum the McHenry County Conservation District can levy without a referendum is on its way to ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 6:25 pm
  • Judge Karmeier keeps Illinois Supreme Court seat

    ST. LOUIS – An Illinois Supreme Court justice who narrowly fended off a million-dollar campaign to deny him retention said Tuesday that the ordeal mer ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Legislature overturns Quinn veto on truck speeds

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have overturned the governor’s veto of legislation allowing higher speed limits for trucks on interstate highways in ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers to adjourn without lame-duck session, minimum wage vote

    The Illinois House will adjourn Wednesday without taking up a minimum wage vote or most other serious legislation until the swearing-in of the new Gen ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Permanent same-day voter registration considered

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation making permanent a law that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election is advancing in the Illinois L ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:58 pm
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