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  • 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
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' redistricting overhaul clears Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Rep. McSweeney: 'Poison pill' kills bill to abolish Illinois lieutenant governor office

    SPRINGFIELD – A bill to ask voters to abolish Illinois' lieutenant governor's office failed to advance this year after lawmakers couldn't agree on who ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:00 am
  • Illinois Democrats delay vote on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois House Democrats delayed a measure to tax millionaires at higher rates if voters approved the plan in November.
    May 4, 2016 - 7:06 am
  • Bipartisan panel votes against closing detention center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan legislative oversight panel Tuesday opposed Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to shutter the youth detention center in Kewanee, amid ...
    May 4, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Chicago Public Schools: Students can access bathrooms by 'gender identity'

    CHICAGO – The nation's third-largest school district has outlined new rules allowing students access to bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Illinois House likely to vote today on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats who want the state to tax millionaires at higher rates plan to take up a measure that would ultimately let vote ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Illinois man crushed by garbage dies in landfill accident

    ROCKFORD – The death of a 54-year-old man buried under the weight of a tipped-over garbage truck and its contents at a Rockford landfill is under inve ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • City announces plans to build Navy Pier hotel by 2018

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago said construction will begin next year on the first hotel at the popular tourist attraction, Navy Pier.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
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