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  • Bruce Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – A taxicab industry spokeswoman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've given customers some protection in the emer ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Rauner dealt double blows over Illinois ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Illlinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner suffered a double blow Friday with the approval of a Nov. 4 ballot that does n ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 2 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Unions want expedited ruling in pensions suit

    SPRINGFIELD – A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warm ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO – Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience asset in 2014

    CHICAGO – A suburban accountant and a retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually a big asset in the race to unseat tw ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    CHICAGO – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Bivins wants audit of Chicago LGBT center

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, wants the state to look into the propriety of some events held at a Chicago community center that might ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Harley-riding Rauner revs up GOP at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner roared into the state fairgrounds on a Harley Thursday, revving up the party faithful by ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot

    CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chanc ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Rule would limit immigrant driver's license calls

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois wants to head off businesses that are swamping the Secretary of State's office with robotic requests for appointments for speci ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Illinois treasurer race heats up over accusations

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican candidate for Treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement and p ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:44 pm
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