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  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois residents to keep insurance subsidies after ruling

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul allows thousands of I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O’Hare falling behind

    CHICAGO – O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum ter ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes Illinois budget, cites $4 billion deficit

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bulk of the Illinois budget Thursday that the Democratic-controlled Legislature sent him, increa ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during Illinois budget clash

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a dispute betwe ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois State Rep. Mike Tryon will not seek re-election in 2016

    Republican state Rep. Mike Tryon announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election next year, ending a 12-year run representing McHenry County in ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Illinois budget cuts hit home for McHenry, Lake county fairs

    WOODSTOCK – Don’t let news of state budget cuts fool you – the 2015 McHenry County Fair is on as scheduled for the first week in August.
    June 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Democrats battle themselves on Chicago school pension bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to appr ...
    June 23, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Records: Illinois film tax credits total $204 million so far

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois has granted $204 million in tax breaks to more than 930 movies, TV shows and commercials filmed in the state from July ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner’s social agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn’t have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois’ deepening ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois court: Comcast must reveal commenter

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications must identify an internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McLean County wants ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay $200K for election

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Another Illinois county voted to ask former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to pay for costs associated with electing his replacement in the ...
    June 17, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Rauner launches ads blasting Democrats as legislators meet

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spendi ...
    June 17, 2015 - 2:45 am
  • Hospital group says Illinois could lease

    CHICAGO – A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois said the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by “leasing” t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rauner criticizes Democratic lawmakers’ loyalties to Chicago

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of the state as he tries to negotiate with Democrat ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:08 am
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