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  • Without a budget, providers prepare, officials go to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service provi ...
    July 2, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approved bud ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruc ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

    CHICAGO – Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix it

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Review board recommends firing of Chicago police officer

    CHICAGO – For the first time in the nearly eight years since it was formed, the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct has recommended tha ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Historic glimpses found while Springfield buildings restored

    SPRINGFIELD – Restoration work on three historic buildings in Springfield has unearthed glimpses of the past.
    June 30, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Chicago schools make pension payment; classroom cuts likely

    SPRINGFIELD – The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be “impacted” after Illinois lawmakers failed to provide relief a ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • USDA says rain delays Illinois winter wheat, hay harvests

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain is delaying winter wheat harvest and hay cutting in northern and central Illinois.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:40 am
  • Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Emanuel rejects Rauner's plan to advance $450M to Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner's offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:15 pm
  • Illinois agencies asked to explain operations without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in plac ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Teacher in Martinsville, Ill., fired for stepping on American flag

    MARTINSVILLE – An eastern Illinois teacher has been fired for stepping on a small U.S. flag during a lesson last month.
    June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Chicago's archbishop calls for compassion toward gay people

    CHICAGO – Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court's de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    ST. LOUIS – A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won't go away an ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm
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