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  • Illinois Democrats working on budget without GOP governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats in a standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday they’re working to pass a new state budget independentl ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Denver man disputes Illinois marijuana lawsuit's claims

    CHICAGO – A Denver marijuana consultant says allegations in a lawsuit filed against him by an Illinois business are "simply not true."
    May 20, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • New GOP lawmakers push for term limits, rail on 'status quo'

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of freshmen Republican legislators is pushing for term limits, saying gridlock in the Illinois Legislature is a sign the status ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois millionaire tax ballot question advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Illinois House advances plan to change Cook County pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a plan to overhaul Cook County's pension system that could trim some workers' benefits, despite ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Lawmakers considering automatic voter registration bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Democratic state senators have filed legislation that would automatically register Illinois residents to vote.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois state senator declares bid for 8th District

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois state senator says he'll run for Congress to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois mayors, colleges oppose proposed Amtrak cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Amtrak rail service reductions that would follow proposed cuts in next year's state budget will hurt businesses and impact students, Ill ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Lawsuit: Denver man monopolizing Illinois marijuana industry

    CHICAGO – A colorful Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new medical marijuana industry in Illinois, ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Sheriff names clinical psychologist to run Chicago jail

    CHICAGO – A clinical psychologist has been picked to lead a Chicago jail that is one of the largest in the country.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • 'Right to Try' medical measure sent to Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is one step closer to granting patients with terminal illnesses the ability to access experimental drugs.
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • House approves bill allowing students to opt out of exams

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has approved a bill that would protect students and their schools from being "negatively impacted" if they choose not ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Gay conversion therapy ban passes Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House has approved a ban on therapy supporters say can change the sexual orientation of young gays.
    May 19, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court hears $10B Phillip Morris consumer fraud appeal

    CHICAGO — The fate of a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against the nation's largest cigarette maker is in the hands of justices at the Illinois S ...
    May 19, 2015 - 5:10 pm
  • Illinois woman accused of killing cats with hammer to punish grandkids

    GODFREY — A 71-year-old Illinois woman faces a felony animal cruelty charge for allegedly killing a cat and four kittens to punish her grandchildren f ...
    May 19, 2015 - 5:08 pm
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