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  • Out-migration from Illinois hits six digits: State population loss leads nation

    The annual stream of people leaving Illinois for other states hit a new six-figure milestone last year, according to U.S. Census records.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Senate leader wants pension details from governor in writing

    CHICAGO – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said he wants Gov. Bruce Rauner to put in writing the details of a proposed pension overhaul their ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Bruce Rauner supports John Cullerton's pension plan with union measure

    CHICAGO – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he would support a top Democrat's proposal to tackle Illinois' pension crisis, as long as it ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:29 pm
  • Rauner memo criticizes Chicago State's track record

    SPRINGFIELD – A member of Gov. Bruce Rauner's staff is criticizing Chicago State University's appeals for financial help amid Illinois' budget stalema ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Democratic U.S. Senate candidates to face off in 3 debates

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Democrats running for U.S. Senate will face off in three debates before the March 15 primary.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois election board: Steve Reick, Casey Urlacher can stay on March ballot

    The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled that Republican candidates Steve Reick and Casey Urlacher can stay on the March 15 primary ballot.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Study: Illinois lost $53M in bond sale due to poor finances

    CHICAGO – A University of Illinois analysis says the state received about $53 million less in a recent bond sale than it could have because of Illinoi ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Bill would provide money for Illinois to pay utility bills

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois senator has introduced legislation that would authorize funding to pay for about $10 million the state owes for utility bill ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues

    CHICAGO – Fighting to hold onto his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner taps Crystal Lake city clerk for Illinois Community College Board

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Gov. Bruce Rauner tapped City Clerk Nick Kachiroubas to serve on the Illinois Community College Board.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State broke

    CHICAGO – Like all of Illinois' nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, though, the ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Bruce Rauner calls for short-term funding for prison reforms

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for short-term spending for prison reforms in hopes of reducing the state's prison population over the next ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Home care aides: Service will suffer with state’s OT policy

    SPRINGFIELD – Disabled Illinois residents who depend on in-home help for daily needs will suffer once the state stops paying overtime for their caregi ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:10 am
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