Government - State

  • Illinois bill would allow gun owners to use silencers

    SPRINGFIELD – Hunters and other gun owners would be allowed to use silencers under a bill filed in the Illinois legislature.
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Illinois Senate approves raising minimum wage to $11 by 2019

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $11 per hour by 2019.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois governor stumps for local ‘right-to-work’ zones

    TROY – Gov. Bruce Rauner is dismissing claims that he’s anti-union because he advocates letting local government employees decide if they want to join ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois health law enrollment surpasses 296,000

    CHICAGO – More than 296,000 Illinois residents have signed up for private health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health law. There is a littl ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Rauner issued marijuana licenses before FBI background check

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses this week to 70 medical marijuana businesses before out-of-state criminal background checks could be done ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rauner jobs plan has minimum wage hike, workers comp reform

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner is presenting a jobs and economic growth plan that includes a phased-in minimum wage of 25 cents annually for seven years.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Bruce Rauner unveils broad agenda in Illinois State of State address

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in his first State of the State address laid out a broad agenda he said would revitalize Illinois’ economy that focuses s ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says his agenda will make Illinois more competitive

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner laid out a first-year agenda Wednesday he said will help Illinois better compete with its neighbors, largely by ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Illinois State of the State: Things to watch in Rauner's address

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has a chance to fill in the details on his plans for fixing the state's many problems when he addresses the General Assemb ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 8:27 pm
  • State runs out of money for subsidized day care program

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials are warning parents and providers that the state has run out of money to pay for a subsidized day care program.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois Democrats content to wait for Rauner proposals

    SPRINGFIELD – In the inevitable chess game unfolding in the state Capitol this year over how to fix the state’s woeful budget, Democratic lawmakers sa ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Lawmakers target 'golden parachutes' after college buyout

    CHICAGO – Republican lawmakers are targeting so-called "golden parachutes" after College of DuPage trustees approved a $762,000 buyout package for the ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Rauner issues medical marijuana licenses after review

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses Monday to dozens of medical marijuana businesses across the state after conducting an internal r ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Fact Check: Rauner arguments for reform don’t all add up

    CHICAGO – As he prepares to deliver his first State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner has been traveling Illinois previewing what are expected t ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 8:12 pm
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