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  • House OKs plan for separate Lincoln Library and Museum

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum its own agency but scuttle ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Impasse between Rauner, Democrats continues over budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled Legislature on Friday appeared far from ending an impasse over a new state budg ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Measures advertised as promoting "clean energy" in Illinois – including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. –have stalle ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO – Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a ...
    May 30, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Ex-U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment offers few clues about case

    CHICAGO – A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Timeline of the career of ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    CHICAGO – A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentif ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer

    SPRINGFIELD – An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted

    CHICAGO – A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Bruce Rauner schools czar paid through agency facing cuts, report says

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying the hefty salary of his new education secretary from the budget of the state human services agency, whe ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:11 pm
  • Photo shows Chicago police officers posing over black man with antlers

    CHICAGO — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rif ...
    May 28, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • Illinois Senate rejects Rauner’s priorities

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats agreed to give some of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s priority reforms a platform Wednesday but still voted them down ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois bill penalizes for leaving pets in extreme weather

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation that would make leaving pets outside in extreme hot or cold weather puni ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Chicago boy's dog-mauling death yields citations but no charges

    CHICAGO — Police in Chicago have cited the owner of a dog that mauled a 5-year-old boy to death on the city's South Side.
    May 27, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Aurora man arrested at Chicago airport to plead guilty in terror case, lawyer says

    CHICAGO — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Casino group to buy Fairmount Park pending approval of slots

    ST. LOUIS – The owners of an East St. Louis casino plan to buy the struggling Fairmount Park racetrack, provided Illinois lawmakers agree to allow a g ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
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