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  • Illinois lawmakers pass $700M for human services programs

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers approved $700 million Thursday to partially finance cash-strapped human services programs during the state’s historic ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $700M for human service programs

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers approved $700 million Thursday to partially finance cash-strapped human services programs during the state's historic ...
    May 12, 2016 - 6:35 pm
  • Lawyer: Ex-Speaker Dennis Hastert won't appeal conviction, sentence

    CHICAGO – Dennis Hastert's lead attorney says the former U.S. House speaker won't appeal his conviction or 15-month prison term in a hush-money case c ...
    May 12, 2016 - 11:52 am
  • Reeder: The things in Illinois you have to pay a tax on

    SPRINGFIELD – Tax relief is sailing through the legislature.Property taxes? Income taxes? Gasoline t ...
    May 12, 2016 - 7:40 am
  • U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk targeting Tammy Duckworth's record on veterans

    CHICAGO — Rep. Tammy Duckworth lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq, then went on to hold leadership roles in the Illinois and U.S ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:28 pm
  • Illinois schools warn of closures, layoffs without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois superintendents warned of school closures and staff layoffs Tuesday as they implored state lawmakers to pass a budget to give t ...
    May 11, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Turkey becomes surrogate mom to orphaned ducklings in Elburn

    Duck eggs orphaned when a hawk killed the mother have found an unlikely surrogate: Tallulah the turkey. Tallulah, however, thinks it’s a match made in ...
    May 10, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds wants to plead guilty in tax case

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said in a handwritten court filing posted Tuesday that he wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal charges ...
    May 10, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Miller: State budget impasse hurting Gov. Bruce Rauner more than Democrats

    With another poll showing plunging downstate support for Gov. Bruce Rauner in a Republican district and the intense Republican freakout over Donald Tr ...
    May 10, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says lawmakers making progress on budget deal

    LA GRANGE – Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans said Monday that bipartisan groups of Illinois lawmakers are making progress on changes Rauner has ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers seek to limit phone-tracking technology

    SPRINGFIELD – Law enforcement departments’ powerful devices that mimic cell towers and track phone locations are raising privacy concerns and inspirin ...
    May 8, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Investigation: Chicago schools not in need of state takeover

    CHICAGO – An investigation into the fiscal condition of Chicago Public Schools ordered by Gov. Bruce Rauner shows there’s no need for state interventi ...
    May 7, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • State's attorney wants out of Chicago police case after Laquan McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO – Cook County’s embattled state’s attorney asked a judge Thursday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case against a white Chicag ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

    SPRINGFIELD – A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the ...
    May 4, 2016 - 11:58 pm
  • Bill to change Illinois Constitution to allow progressive income tax dies in state House

    Attempts to ask voters in November to change the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax died Wednesday in the state House.
    May 5, 2016 - 12:16 am
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