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  • 'Right to Try' measure raises issues of ethics, freedom

    SPRINGFIELD – Some doctors worry that an effort to grant terminally ill people more access to unproven drugs might offer them false hope or even be ha ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • 2 drunken driving bills awaiting votes in Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – Two bills that would affect motorists with repeat drunken driving convictions are awaiting votes in the Illinois House.
    April 12, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • $3M federal grant to ease Chicago commuter rail congestion

    CHICAGO – A $3 million federal grant will help ease congestion that slows Metra commuter trains heading into Chicago’s Union Station from the south an ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Rauner further details legislative agenda

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun putting a finer point on his legislative agenda, telling voters, elected officials and newspaper editorial board ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Rauner hopes deal will speed resolution of union dispute

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has agreed to allow government agencies to resume taking fees from the paychecks of non-union members to ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • U.S. Rep Foster says he won’t seek Senate seat in 2016

    AURORA – Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he’s not running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.So far D ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to repeal pay hike for civil case juries

    SPRINGFIELD – A law that cut the size of juries in Illinois civil cases from 12 to six is being targeted for repeal by Gov. Bruce Rauner, who says som ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Long waits for medical care persist at Illinois VA hospitals

    Long waits for medical care persist for thousands of veterans at Illinois VA hospitals despite efforts to hire more doctors, open more clinics and all ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner calls Illinois Supreme Court part of corrupt system

    CHICAGO – Illinois' Supreme Court is part of a "corrupt system" because of the campaign donations justices receive from attorneys who argue cases befo ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:12 am
  • Illinois' Governor Rauner wants to rip 'economic guts' from Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants "rip the economic guts out of Indiana."He to ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:09 pm
  • Idea of tax on satellite TV in Illinois draws fire from industry

    SPRINGFIELD – Satellite TV representatives say the Illinois legislature shouldn't revive an idea to add a 5 percent tax to customers' bills to pay for ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:08 pm
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for marijuana program

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, mig ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner grants 2 pardons, rejects 57 other clemency requests

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner has issued his first two pardons since becoming Illinois governor, although his office offered no clarity about his criteria fo ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Local right-to-work idea being tested in Kentucky

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he took office, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said repeatedly he wants to let Illinois voters decide whether to set up their own local right ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rauner suspends $26 million in Illinois health, other money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1 ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:20 pm
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