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  • Pilot program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

    SPRINGFIELD – A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to determine whether a re ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner confident on budget deal state Senate President John Cullerton says isn’t close

    SPRINGFIELD – New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Bruce Rauner: Not a 'happy feet' year for Illinois government

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has told state agency directors that he wants to take the blame for problems in Illinois government and let them take ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Fight at U.S. Supreme Court over health law affects Illinois

    CHICAGO – A case being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court next week challenges health insurance subsidies for more than 270,000 Illinois residents and ma ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers form school shootings task force

    CHICAGO – A task force of Illinois lawmakers looking at ways to prevent school shootings by helping mentally ill children before they lash out violent ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Proposal would have grads who leave Illinois repay state aid

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illino ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Records show doctors part of Illinois marijuana businesses

    CHICAGO – At least three doctors are listed in records as being involved with medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Bruce Rauner budget strikes at Illinois hospitals, nursing homes

    CHICAGO – In proposing to cut Illinois’ Medicaid program by $1.5 billion, Gov. Bruce Rauner has chosen to go toe-to-toe with three powerful business l ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Solution elusive to Illinois’ highway funding gap

    CHICAGO – For motorists, Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means wasted hours st ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Bill would tighten rules for vaccine exemptions in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to tighten the rules for parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccination requirements because of re ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Local towns, county lash out at Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget cut proposal

    Municipal and county governments that stand to lose half of their shared state revenue don’t have a lot of love for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s tough-love 201 ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Gov. Rauner's budget would cut $16M from Amtrak funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget would cut $16 million from Illinois' funding for Amtrak trains that serve downstate areas.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Illinois universities prep to counter Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts

    CHAMPAIGN — Faced with Gov. Bruce Rauner's surprise plan to cut their state funding by almost a third, Illinois' public universities are preparing to ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Bruce Rauner's higher education cut larger than expected, would affect all aspects of NIU

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are considering reducing staff, restructuring academic programs and pursuing more grants after Gov. Br ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers push renewable energy proposal

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers want to increase the share of clean energy consumed in Illinois with a bill they say will bring jobs to the state.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm
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