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  • Report: Human Rights employees falsified documents

    SPRINGFIELD – Four Illinois Department of Human Rights employees assigned to investigate allegations of discrimination forged signatures and falsified ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Illinois treasurer’s race 3rd-closest since 1900

    SPRINGFIELD – Michael Freichs’ 9,225-vote victory in the race for state treasurer was the third-closest statewide contest in more than a century, acco ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Wage question looms over lawmakers’ final session

    SPRINGFIELD – The biggest issue hanging over Illinois lawmakers in a final three-day veto session this week is whether they can muster the votes to ap ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Illinois panel OK's electricity line proposal

    ROCK ISLAND – The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved plans to build an electricity line designed to bring wind energy from Iowa to the state.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois AG files notice of appeal in pension case

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed official notice that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconsti ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Clemency for man wrongfully jailed for 1991 murder

    CHICAGO – A man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in the 1991 murder of a suburban Chicago girl can take the final steps toward cleaning up his reco ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois AG to ask high court to consider pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the state has a "very strong argument" in favor of its public pension overhaul when the case ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Illinois universities asked to explore budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education has issued a budget warning to the presidents of the state’s public universities afte ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:25 am
  • Chicago mayor's race takes form on last filing day

    CHICAGO – The race to challenge Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel crystalized Monday as a businessman, alderman and county commissioner were among the last c ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Illinois' Rauner tackles full transition agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – From dealing with a rush of job-seekers to a leaky roof and hard feelings among opponents he now needs, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has been ...
    Nov. 22, 2014 - 6:37 pm
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