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  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner kept up his drumbeat for Illinois term limits, saying Monday that “voters deserve a voice” o ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • GOP groups target Democrats' House supermajority

    CHICAGO – National Republican legislative groups say eliminating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Democratic supermajority is among the top go ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Hultgren hosts forum with veteran service officers from 14th Congressional District counties

    GENEVA – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, hosted a veterans forum Friday morning at his Geneva district office to discuss the state of veterans a ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Rauner touts pro-business agenda during DeKalb visit

    DeKALB – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner touted alternatives to solve the state's long-term economic problems as he campaigned in DeKa ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Illinois issues new rules for concealed-carry denials

    CHICAGO – A flurry of lawsuits from people who were rejected for concealed carry permits has prompted the Illinois State Police to announce it will re ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois governor hopefuls exchange criticisms

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor hammered each other Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner saying that Gov. Pat Quinn hasn’t delivered fo ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she said are scamming people who are paying student loan ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Funeral held for ex-US Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois

    BELLEVILLE– Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon was laid to rest Monday after being eulogized by his son and former colleagues as a devoted public servant sav ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • U.S. jails struggle as makeshift asylums

    CHICAGO – The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Gov. Quinn repeats call for assault-weapons ban

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazi ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    CHICAGO – Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take fur ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Gov candidates make accusations on transparency

    CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations of hiding information and impeding transparency are bubbling up in the race for Illinois governor.
    July 11, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Quinn to sign bill expanding adoptees rights

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation to designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their his ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
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