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  • Rauner offers compromise on local-funds bill, Democrats wary

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner positioned himself as flexible in an 18-week budget standoff with legislative Democrats for a second day on ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Chicago teachers say strike in practice vote

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union says a practice strike vote has shown its members may be willing to walk off the job in the event there are massi ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Illinois attorney general seeks probe of Peoples Gas project

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked Illinois' utility regulator on Monday to investigate an "out of control" gas pipe replacement project he ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Rauner says he's showing 'compromise,' Democrats skeptical

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office took steps in three areas Monday that the Republican administration said showed “compromise” during a budget stal ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois won't limit who gets for elderly, disabled services

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has officially dropped plans to limit which elderly and disabled Illinois residents qualify for state-sub ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Rauner changes course on Illinois child care requirements

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration is changing course and revising eligibility requirements for a state child care assistance program. D ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Rauner, business, labor agree on jobless benefit changes

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said his administration has reached an agreement with business groups and unions on a framework for changes to Illinoi ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries begin sales

    CHICAGO – Regulated medical marijuana sales began Monday in Illinois with patients flocking to state-licensed retail shops in five cities.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • State's stalled, $700M construction projects hurt builders

    SPRINGFIELD – Among the numerous financial headaches caused by Illinois’ budget mess is $700 million in construction projects that Gov. Bruce Rauner h ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Premature burial delays funeral for family's matriarch

    CHICAGO – A planned Chicago funeral didn’t take place Saturday because the person to be remembered already had been buried. WBBM-TV reported the famil ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Memorial to murdered Chicago boy burns down, garage damaged

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said a candle lit at a memorial honoring a slain 9-year-old Chicago boy ignited a fire that destroyed the memorial and damage ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Small school districts band together to share ideas

    ASSUMPTION – A set of small central Illinois school districts has created a professional learning community to allow its teachers to collaborate and e ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Hampshire High School student yearns to hear again

    AURORA – Maria Niņo will never hear her mother’s voice again. But the 15-year-old Hampshire High School freshman from Aurora yearns to hear other thin ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana sales start Monday

    CHICAGO – More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time Monday, according to ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Report: Third of Chicago employees take home $100K or more

    CHICAGO – A published report said nearly one in three City of Chicago workers made $100,000 or more last year.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
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