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  • Task force continues work on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – The spokesman for Illinois’ longtime House speaker says a bipartisan task force on the state’s school funding formula is an extension of ...
    March 11, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Illinois justices press state's lawyer on pension overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Supreme Court justices asked the state's lawyer to explain Wednesday how the government can seek extraordinary power to reduce ...
    March 12, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • 5 Illinois mayors to ask state lawmakers to keep River Edge tax credit

    PEORIA — Mayors from five Illinois cities were set to tell state lawmakers at a Wednesday hearing that dozens of historic structure renovation project ...
    March 11, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Illinois bill would require restaurants to clean play areas

    SPRINGFIELD — A measure that would require restaurants to clean play equipment at least once a day is under consideration in the Illinois House.
    March 11, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • Illinois insurance subsidies at stake in Supreme Court case

    CHICAGO – More than 270,000 Illinois residents could lose up to $680 million in health insurance subsidies this year if the U.S. Supreme Court voids p ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Medicaid plan gives some Illinois clients few local options

    CHAMPAIGN – More than 11,000 Medicaid clients in east-central Illinois are signed up for a managed-care plan that isn't accepted by many local doctors ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Illinois DCFS to allow outside experts in ACLU deal

    CHICAGO – The troubled state agency overseeing child welfare in Illinois agreed to allow outside experts to help monitor residential treatment centers ...
    March 10, 2015 - 7:04 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner names new director of Get Covered Illinois

    CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner has hired a Yale-educated former CIA intelligence officer to lead Illinois' health insurance enrollment efforts.
    March 10, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Cullerton calls Gov. Rauner’s proposed budget ‘unworkable’

    CHICAGO – The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget “as unworkable as it is unconscionab ...
    March 10, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Rauner among Illinois Republicans pushing immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ top Republicans are calling for comprehensive immigration reform, but there have been few details about what that would entail.
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner names new state prisons director

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced he had chosen a new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections who has experience with the U.S ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois congressman defends $10K NYC trip with staff

    CHICAGO – An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than $10, ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois joins high court case favoring same-sex marriage

    CHICAGO – Illinois has joined a group of states filing arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution requires approval of same-sex marri ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Supermajority fissures may be on full display this session

    SPRINGFIELD – On paper, the number of Democrats in Illinois’ General Assembly looks formidable, holding “supermajorities” in both chambers that would ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Report: 1 in 10 state employees tops $100K pay

    CHICAGO – One in every 10 Illinois state employees earned more than $100,000 last year with more than 100 workers doubling their pay with overtime or ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
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