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  • Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner names general counsel, Washington director

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has named an attorney for Indiana's former governor and a former longtime aide to U.S. Rep. Judy Bigge ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Approved state checks limited after Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies

    SPRINGFIELD — As state officials contemplate replacing late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, the clock is running down for those dependent on the checks ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Illinois governors have filled 16 vacancies since 1848

    SPRINGFIELD — Since the unexpected death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Gov. Pat Quinn has said he's researching the history of gubernator ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • Boone County sheriff: $100,000 in marijuana seized in Illinois raid

    POPLAR GROVE (AP) — Boone County authorities say a drug raid has led to one arrest and confiscation of more than $100,000 in marijuana.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Cook County Jail inmate attacks public defender, sheriff says

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Cook County Jail inmate has attacked his public defender during a jail visit.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Illinois wins $80 million federal grant for early childhood education

    CHICAGO — Illinois has won an $80 million federal grant to increase access to early childhood education.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Bruce Rauner reviews options on Pat Quinn deal to end Illinois Lottery contract

    CHICAGO – State officials' handling of an Illinois Lottery agreement became the latest bump in the handoff between gubernatorial administrations as Go ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • From the archives: Judy Baar Topinka, award-winning journalist before being Illinois comptroller

    Note to readers: Before embarking on a political career, Judy Baar Topinka was a journalist in the western suburbs at a precursor of Suburban Life Med ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Illinois in uncharted waters replacing Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

    CHICAGO — Constitutional experts say Illinois is in an unprecedented situation as it determines how to replace Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's more colorful moments

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who died Wednesday at the age of 70, was renowned for her blunt leadership style and colorful la ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Uber removes driver accused of Chicago sex assault

    CHICAGO — Uber says it has removed a driver after a reported sexual assault in Chicago last month.Ub ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Two more face drug-induced homicide charges in 2013 overdose death

    SYCAMORE – Prosecutors have filed drug-induced homicide charges against two more people for their alleged involvement in obtaining heroin used in the ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Illinois gay community mourns Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

    CHICAGO (AP) — A gay rights group is mourning the death of Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies after stroke

    CHICAGO — Judy Baar Topinka built a pioneering political career on a salty sense of humor and penny-pinching personality, making a name for herself ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Abraham Lincoln Museum marks anniversaries with exhibits

    SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum will mark the 150th anniversary of the 16th president's death – and its own 10th anniv ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:19 am
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