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  • After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

    SPRINGFIELD – A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Bill to change Illinois Constitution to allow progressive income tax dies in state House

    Attempts to ask voters in November to change the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax died Wednesday in the state House.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' redistricting overhaul clears Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Rep. McSweeney: 'Poison pill' kills bill to abolish Illinois lieutenant governor office

    SPRINGFIELD – A bill to ask voters to abolish Illinois' lieutenant governor's office failed to advance this year after lawmakers couldn't agree on who ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Illinois Democrats delay vote on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois House Democrats delayed a measure to tax millionaires at higher rates if voters approved the plan in November.
    May 4, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Bipartisan panel votes against closing detention center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan legislative oversight panel Tuesday opposed Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to shutter the youth detention center in Kewanee, amid ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Chicago Public Schools: Students can access bathrooms by 'gender identity'

    CHICAGO – The nation's third-largest school district has outlined new rules allowing students access to bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Illinois House likely to vote today on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats who want the state to tax millionaires at higher rates plan to take up a measure that would ultimately let vote ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Illinois man crushed by garbage dies in landfill accident

    ROCKFORD – The death of a 54-year-old man buried under the weight of a tipped-over garbage truck and its contents at a Rockford landfill is under inve ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • City announces plans to build Navy Pier hotel by 2018

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago said construction will begin next year on the first hotel at the popular tourist attraction, Navy Pier.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Races back on at Arlington Park after legal dispute settled

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Opening day at Arlington International Racecourse is back on following an agreement to resolve a lawsuit that threatened the summe ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Offer to restore power at shuttered Illinois state park rejected

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois utility has rejected a local park district's offer to cover the unpaid electric bills at a state park that was rec ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Illinois budget standoff forces 300 layoffs at Chicago State

    CHICAGO – Chicago State University laid off more than 300 employees, about a third of its workforce, after emergency state funding recently approved a ...
    May 1, 2016 - 12:20 am
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