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  • Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style o ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn pushes consumer rights, blasts Bruce Rauner's budget

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn offered a preview Friday of his life after public office, delivering a speech on consumer rights to lawyers a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Naval Station Great Lakes gets Notre Dame grad as new commander

    NORTH CHICAGO — A Kenosha, Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame will take the helm at the Naval Station Great Lakes during a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • U.S. court declines to decide Illinois' benefits issue

    CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has declined to tackle the issue of whether Illinois' constitution bars the reduction of health care benefits for re ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Illinois House Speaker renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD – Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers and business leaders who said Thursday that three nuclear ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Former attorney for Drew Peterson: murder-for-hire scheme a setup

    JOLIET — Drew Peterson’s former defense attorney made public Wednesday letters he says are from a prison inmate that allege Peterson is being set up o ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Watchdog files complaint over Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's travel spending

    WASHINGTON – A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House e ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Rauner: ‘Bad’ lawmakers stand in the way of change

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is asking farmers to help him influence lawmakers and support those who back his agenda for “reshaping” Illinois.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Pilot program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

    SPRINGFIELD – A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to determine whether a re ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • USDA stats show Illinois had ‘historic’ corn, soybean yields

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois’ 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, “never seen” levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins said.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner confident on budget deal state Senate President John Cullerton says isn’t close

    SPRINGFIELD – New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Bruce Rauner: Not a 'happy feet' year for Illinois government

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner has told state agency directors that he wants to take the blame for problems in Illinois government and let them take ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Arlington Heights Catholic priest charged with child porn

    ROLLING MEADOWS — A suburban Chicago Catholic priest has been ordered held on $175,000 bond after being charged with felony possession and reproductio ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Chicago mayor runoff: Rahm Emanuel to face Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia

    CHICAGO — After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:12 am
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