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  • Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they driv ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Rauner-Madigan rivalry hamstrings Illinois budget talks

    SPRINGFIELD – The rivalry between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan continues to intensify during Illinois’ 10 ...
    April 17, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois leaders report minor progress in state budget talks

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislative leaders said they made minor progress during a Tuesday meeting aimed at ending the state budget stalemate, including ag ...
    April 18, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

    CHICAGO – Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Chicago union says clock has started toward teachers' strike

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union said on Saturday the countdown toward a possible strike had begun after it rejected the recommendation of a neutr ...
    April 17, 2016 - 7:25 am
  • Prisons chief: Rethink dealing with drug offenders

    CARTERVILLE – The acting director of the Illinois Department of Corrections says Illinois needs to rethink how it handles drug offenders.
    April 16, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Chicago starts bid to offer digital training to residents

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a new initiative to provide digital training and access to technology to city residents.
    April 16, 2016 - 10:53 pm
  • Prosecutors oppose Chicago cop skipping court hearings

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors are challenging a request by a white Chicago police officer to be allowed to skip routine hearings in a murder case in which he’ ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Hastert judge won’t consider support letters unless public

    CHICAGO – The judge in Dennis Hastert’s hush-money case said that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sent ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • U of I student panel wants to consider new mascot

    URBANA – Nine years after the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek, a student committee is recommending that the school consider a replaceme ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Cook sheriff: Public has right to see jail videos

    CHICAGO – The sheriff who oversees one of the nation’s most crowded jails voluntarily released video Friday that shows half a dozen incidents of exces ...
    April 16, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Sanders, Clinton, Trump and Kasich add delegates in Illinois

    WASHINGTON – Illinois has certified the results of its March 15 presidential primaries, and candidates in both parties picked up a few delegates.
    April 16, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • USDA: Cooler temperatures delay Illinois planting

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal officials say cooler temperatures sometimes dipping below freezing have prohibited Illinois agricultural producers from planting ...
    April 14, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Judge suggests he'll factor in Hastert lies for sentencing

    CHICAGO – Dennis Hastert’s lawyers have suggested that what occurred with a 14-year-old in a motel decades ago might not qualify as sexual abuse, whil ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Report: Chicago police have 'no regard' for minority lives

    CHICAGO – Police in Chicago have "no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color" and have alienated blacks and Hispanics for dec ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:52 pm
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