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  • Bruce Rauner to implement 2-year-old transparency law posting government salaries online

    A law pushed through by state Rep. Jack Franks two years ago that required the state to post local government salaries online never was implemented.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must tackle own agenda, plus Pat Quinn's

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first full day in office Tuesday dealing with two agendas: his own, imposing tougher ethics rules, and a sec ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Illinois fracking registration off to slow start

    SPRINGFIELD – Two months since Illinois enacted rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, no company has applied for a state permit to put hydraulic ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General: State can use 'police powers' to cut pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing that a landmark Illinois pension overhaul should be upheld because the state has "police powers ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Jack Franks introduces bill to expand disabled veterans’ tax exemption

    More disabled veterans in Illinois would be eligible for an existing tax exemption under legislation recently introduced by state Rep. Jack Franks.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Bruce Rauner inauguration: McHenry County lawmakers react to Illinois governor's address

    Bruce Rauner has officially taken the reins as Illinois governor after his inauguration Monday in Springfield.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Federal funding provides $400M bump for Illinois hospitals

    CHICAGO – Hospitals across Illinois will receive $400 million in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County-area reps have high hopes for Bruce Rauner’s first address

    Republican Bruce Rauner will take the oath of office Monday and become the state’s 42nd governor, ending 12 years of Democratic control of the executi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Festivities begin for Bruce Rauner’s inauguration as Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – From a museum visit to a swanky $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Illinois Capitol on Sunday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner spent his last day befo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Rauner releases list of donors to transition, inauguration

    CHICAGO – Hospital and manufacturing trade groups are among the largest donors to Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner's transition and inauguration.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Mother urges Quinn to act on medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – A Mount Prospect woman whose son has a rare form of epilepsy was among those urging Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend to issue licenses for me ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Incoming Illinois comptroller says she’d run in 2016

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ incoming comptroller – former businesswoman and onetime legislative candidate Leslie Munger – believes her lack of political exper ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Promises: Illinois’ Rauner now faces expectations he raised

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Time short for Quinn on Illinois medical marijuana licenses

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to award the potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Il ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Outgoing Gov. Quinn takes looks back, offers hints at future

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is characterizing his tenure as one of fairness – trying to create jobs by inking a capital construction plan, legalizing sam ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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