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  • Lighter punishment for marijuana possession passes Illinois Senate committee

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket r ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Proposed Illinois human services cuts rejected by House Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats who control the Illinois House sent a clear message Wednesday to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner that they oppose his proposed cuts to h ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois can't bail Chicago out of money problems

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner told Chicago aldermen Wednesday that Illinois can't "bail out" the nation's third-largest city, and urged cooperation addr ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:47 pm
  • Illinois workers' comp: Business groups, injured employees weigh in

    SPRINGFIELD – Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' com ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner releases survey of Illinois' foreign trade partners

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has done a survey of Illinois' ten largest foreign trading partners and their assessment of the state ...
    May 5, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO – With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spot ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Rauner agency privatization idea raises oversight concerns

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner says his plan to privatize the state’s economic development agency will improve job creation in Illinois. But similar pl ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Audit: Illinois bridges went without inspections

    SPRINGFIELD – Some bridges in Illinois are not being checked as often as they should be, according to a state auditor’s report released this week.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Democrats highlight potential obstacles in Rauner budget

    SPRINGFIELD – With just weeks left before Illinois' 2016 budget must be passed, Democratic leaders and GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner remain far apart on how t ...
    April 29, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Former Illinois Governor Dan Walker dies at age 92, son says

    CHICAGO — Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker, who spent four tumultuous years in the governor's office and nearly 18 painful months as an inmate in feder ...
    April 29, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Group starts new effort to put redistricting on 2016 ballot

    CHICAGO – A coalition of business, clergy and civic leaders has launched a petition drive and fundraising efforts for a 2016 ballot question aimed at ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:33 pm
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