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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for budget meeting, only Republicans attending

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's vision of a swift, post-election budget compromise is off to a rocky start with Democratic leaders absent f ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:23 pm
  • Trump's views appeal to Americans looking for 'common sense'

    CHICAGO – The voters who made possible Donald Trump’s victory included people who consider themselves moderates and came around to Trump after support ...
    Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • Our view: Pass budget with no tax hike

    Like procrastinating teens putting off a big homework assignment, this summer Illinois’ leaders found a way to put off addressing our state’s budget p ...
    Nov. 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Democratic Illinois sees a turn in GOP tide

    CHICAGO – The state where both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton used to live still is reliably Democratic when it comes to picking a president.
    Nov. 12, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • Gov. Rauner wants work on budget to continue next week

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he hopes Illinois lawmakers resume work to end an epic budget standoff next week when they return to Sprin ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Grand jury indicts Aaron Schock on wire fraud, theft counts

    PEORIA – An Illinois congressman who resigned amid scrutiny of lavish spending – including a “Downton Abbey”-style redecorating of his Capitol Hill of ...
    Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois GOP strikes blow to Democrats' House majority

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner and fellow Republicans eliminated the Democrats’ supermajority in the Illinois House on Election Day, strengthening the go ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • GOP makes gains in Illinois state House

    CHICAGO – Republicans cut into the Democrats' majority in the Illinois House on Tuesday even as Democratic women took the top state ticket races, with ...
    Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Duckworth pledges fight for middle class after U.S. Senate win

    CHICAGO – Pledging to fight to rebuild the middle class, Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth recalled her own victories over adversity as she spoke a ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:43 am
  • Judge says Hastert abuse victim can proceed with lawsuit

    YORKVILLE – An Illinois judge said a lawsuit filed by a sexual abuse victim against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert can go forward.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Cubs fans sign 'friendly chalkboard' on Wrigley walls

    CHICAGO – Matt Ridley climbed his ladder, scrawled a tribute to his deceased loved ones and high-fived his mom when his feet hit the sidewalk.
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:32 am
  • Democrat Brad Schneider defeats US Rep. Bob Dold

    CHICAGO – Democrat Brad Schneider has won back his old congressional seat, defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold in a rematch for the suburban Chica ...
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois transportation money amendment passes

    Illinois voters have approved a constitutional amendment aimed at making sure transportation-related funds aren't used for other purposes.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 8:56 pm
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseats Illinois GOP US Sen. Mark Kirk

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseated Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday, delivering a win that her party is banking on as it ...
    Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:42 am
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseats GOP Sen. Mark Kirk

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has unseated Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
    Nov. 8, 2016 - 8:09 pm
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