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  • Obama issues an appeal for political unity to Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – President Barack Obama’s message about overcoming the bitter and seemingly intractable nature of modern politics was particularly applic ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

    SPRINGFIELD – The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circl ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement

    CHICAGO – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis until the state has a budget, despite a rare agreement betwee ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:26 pm
  • Video: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner: 'Mutual respect' required to pass a balanced budget

    During his State of the State address on Thursday, Gov. Bruce Rauner expressed confidence in passing a balanced state budget provided that all sides s ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:15 pm
  • Bruce Rauner supports John Cullerton's pension plan with union measure

    CHICAGO – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he would support a top Democrat's proposal to tackle Illinois' pension crisis, as long as it ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:29 pm
  • Bruce Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans plan to call for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Bruce Rauner calls for short-term funding for prison reforms

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for short-term spending for prison reforms in hopes of reducing the state's prison population over the next ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:36 pm
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