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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, lawmakers remain deadlocked on budget; time is short

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will spend Memorial Day in the state Capitol trying to fashion their first state budget in two years as the end-of-se ...
    May 30, 2016 - 10:50 am
  • Illinois House passes bill that would bar new county board members from receiving IMRF pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House unanimously passed legislation Monday that would prohibit newly elected county board members from receiving pensions ...
    May 31, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois daily fantasy sports betting bill shelved

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation to regulate daily fantasy sports betting in Illinois was shelved Sunday after the proposal became mired in vote-buying alleg ...
    May 30, 2016 - 7:36 am
  • Election-year politics dim hopes of Illinois budget deal

    CHICAGO – The emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The mi ...
    May 30, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Illinois Legislature meets Sunday as session's end looms

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois legislative leaders are meeting again with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday to try to settle a dispute that has left the ...
    May 29, 2016 - 3:07 pm
  • Illinois high school baseball pitch count rule being mulled

    CHICAGO – Officials with the Illinois High School Association are considering a rule that would put a maximum on the number of pitches that can be thr ...
    May 29, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Woman fleeing robbery in Chicago hit by truck, dies

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman who was fleeing from an armed robbery with her boyfriend has died after being hit by a truck on Lake Shore Drive.
    May 29, 2016 - 9:50 am
  • Illinois students give Civil War vets 'their identity back'

    CHICAGO – With more than a century of rain, wind, snow and pollution conspiring to erase what was once carved into a row of headstones, about the only ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rauner vetoes plan to cut Chicago pension payments

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago’s payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next fi ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana advocates cheer Gov. Bruce Rauner's about-face

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana advocates are applauding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s about-face on expanding Illinois’ pilot program in length and qualifying cond ...
    May 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • State warns of toxic algae forming on Illinois lakes, rivers

    SPRINGFIELD – State officials are warning anyone spending time on Illinois lakes and rivers to watch out for a type of rapidly growing algae that can ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 pm
  • Medical marijuana advocates cheer Bruce Rauner's about-face

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana advocates are applauding Gov. Bruce Rauner's about-face on expanding Illinois' pilot program, saying it will allow time to ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Illinois budget chief issues warning

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief warned Friday of “devastating” consequences if Illinois lawmakers don’t agree on a spending plan for an ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Rauner vetoes plan to reduce Chicago pension payments

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next fi ...
    May 27, 2016 - 7:19 pm
  • State rep. seeks revote on veto override of binding arbitration bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Two days after the Illinois House of Representatives failed to override the governor’s veto of a controversial binding arbitration bill, ...
    May 27, 2016 - 6:29 pm