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  • Lawmakers discuss Illinois’ school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmaker ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers eye final attempt at state-run health insurance exchange

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace during the fall legislative session that sta ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers predict quiet veto session

    Local lawmakers are predicting quiet on the Springfield front when it reconvenes later this week in the months before the January swearing-in of the n ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner attend Chicago Veterans Day event

    CHICAGO – An event honoring a Chicago alderman who was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star drew the state’s top elected officials on Tuesday ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • GOP Rauner says he's meeting with legislators

    CHICAGO – Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner said he's meeting with every member of the General Assembly.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • GOP denies role in Chicago election robocalls

    CHICAGO – Robocalls that Chicago election officials blamed for the no-show of 2,000 election judges this week were recorded by people helping Cook Cou ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • State owes Belvidere landlords $40,000 for lease

    BELVIDERE – Secretary of State Jesse White’s office owes $40,000 in unpaid rent to a landlord for office space in Belvidere.
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Driver’s license facilities to close Veterans Day

    CHICAGO – Driver’s license facilities in Illinois will be closed Tuesday for Veterans Day.Secretary ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • New Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner administration: Lawmakers, experts weigh in

    When CEOs want things done, their employees leap into action and get them done.It’s not a management ...
    Nov. 9, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Bruce Rauner's transition team includes Democrats

    CHICAGO – In one of his first official acts since being elected governor, Republican Bruce Rauner named dozens of advisers to a transition team Thursd ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Close Illinois governor race spurs vote vigilance

    SPRINGFIELD – In the run-up to what could be the closest governor race in Illinois history, Republicans and Democrats are doing all they can to ensure ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • First lady backs Quinn as Rauner calls for change

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn got an assist Saturday from first lady Michelle Obama, who told a cheering crowd the incumbent and other Democrats will ensur ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Considering a voting booth selfie? Think again

    PEORIA – Already thinking about that perfect voting booth selfie on Election Day? You may want to think again.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Where Illinois governor hopefuls stand on issues

    CHICAGO – The next governor of Illinois could decide a raft of big issues, from how to close a multibillion-dollar state budget gap to whether busines ...
    Nov. 1, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor’s office

    CHICAGO – At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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