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  • Nov. 4 ballot packed with state questions

    Fans of long, drawn-out novels will want to make sure they vote Nov. 4.The Illinois ballot will star ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Grooming bill inspired by Amati investigation signed into law

    A law inspired by the grooming allegations made against Woodstock Police Sgt. Chip Amati was signed into law Friday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Quinn calls on Rauner to confirm debates

    CHICAGO – With less than three months until the November election, Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday called on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to firm up th ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Illinois concealed carry process getting easier

    CARBONDALE – The initial flood of applications for permits to carry concealed weapons in Illinois has slowed down considerably and observers said the ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Quinn signs Pace shoulder-riding program into law

    CHICAGO – Legislation that allows a suburban Chicago bus agency's vehicles to ride on the shoulders of a major roadway is now law.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Illinois lieutenant governor candidates play different roles in campaigns

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois lieutenant governor don’t just differ on policy issues, the Democratic former school executive and Republican co ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois governor signs into law 'Sign and Drive'

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation ending the practice of posting a driver's license as security after certain traffic citations, meaning ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Dillard officially resigns from Illinois Senate

    WESTMONT – Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard, who made two attempts at Illinois governor, officially resigned from the Legislature after more than tw ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Lawmaker pleads to misdemeanor; faced 17 felonies

    CHICAGO – An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 federal bank fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday t ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois historical sites forced to reduce hours

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday that it has been forced to cut the hours of 13 historical sites after Labor D ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois comptroller rivals differ on merger idea

    CHICAGO – The two candidates seeking the job of writing checks in a state notoriously behind in paying bills differ on a big issue hovering over the s ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Report: Rauner funneled money into Caribbean

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner funneled part of his wealth to a Caribbean territory long considered a tax haven, a business ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Law allowing timely insulin injection approved

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law that allows diabetics to inject insulin where and when they need to.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Fee schedule changed for Illinois ATVs

    SPRINGFIELD – A new state law eliminates the registration fee for owners of all-terrain vehicles who only use them on private property.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
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