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  • Disease list for Illinois medical marijuana could grow

    CHICAGO – Dozens of conditions and diseases can qualify a patient to use medical marijuana in Illinois’ new pilot program, but the list doesn’t includ ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois senators promote legislation combining offices

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers are calling for legislation to be considered during a special session this week that would combine the offices of ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Bill filed to establish 2016 comptroller election

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation is being considered that would establish a 2016 special election to replace late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois Gov.-elect Rauner names comptroller choice

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner announced Monday that onetime state legislative candidate and former businesswoman Leslie Munger will be named as Il ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Can new GOP Illinois governor deliver on the hype?

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner became a Republican rock star when he unseated a Democratic governor in left-leaning Illinois, pledging to run Barack Obama’s h ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Quinn’s last week: Prospects uncertain for special session

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn enters his final days in office with a last speech and special legislative session on the agenda, but it’s unclear whether fe ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Lincoln loss: Attendance dips at Springfield sites

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the Civil War, attendance is down a ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear pension reform bill

    How the Illinois Supreme Court rules on the pension reform law will have profound effects on the troubled state budget and the taxpayers who fund it.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Illinois has no explanation for pot permit delay

    CHICAGO – Without explanation, Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration has conceded it missed its end-of-the-year target for deciding which businesses will re ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers work on bill for special 2016 election

    SPRINGFIELD – A spokeswoman for Illinois' Senate President says legislation is being prepared to establish a 2016 special election to replace late sta ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois governor pardons 1800s abolitionists

    CHICAGO – Three Illinois abolitionists who were convicted for anti-slavery efforts in the 1800s were posthumously pardoned Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • In 2015, Illinois to confront daunting issues, divisions

    Keeping schools and social services funded. Making higher education more affordable. Addressing crowded prisons. Possibly redoing pension reform.
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • New state office to help resolve condo disputes

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials will have a role in resolving disputes between condominium owners and associations under a plan signed into law over the ...
    Dec. 28, 2014 - 11:13 pm
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