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  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:43 pm
  • Diana Rauner to focus on children, Executive Mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Bruce Rauner completed a furious first week as governor of Illinois. His high-profile wife is not far behind.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs order aimed at helping veterans, minorities

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Former GOP governors: Mutual respect key with Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD – The key to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s quest to “shake up” the status quo in Illinois may be his prowess at building a working relationship with ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Bruce Rauner sworn into office as Illinois' 42nd governor (with text of speech)

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner moved quickly to address Illinois’ budget mess Monday, taking the oath of office and then ordering state ag ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Mother urges Quinn to act on medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – A Mount Prospect woman whose son has a rare form of epilepsy was among those urging Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend to issue licenses for me ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Promises: Illinois’ Rauner now faces expectations he raised

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Time short for Quinn on Illinois medical marijuana licenses

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to award the potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Il ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Quinn pardons man wrongfully convicted in 1993 murder

    CHICAGO – A northern Illinois man who spent more than a decade in prison before DNA evidence cleared him in the 1993 murder of his girlfriend was pard ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Advisers suggest plan for Bruce Rauner's first 100 days in office

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can "usher in a new era" in Illinois, a committee advising the Republican businessman said Friday in offering recomm ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear pension reform bill

    How the Illinois Supreme Court rules on the pension reform law will have profound effects on the troubled state budget and the taxpayers who fund it.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Quinn's last week: Prospects uncertain for special session

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn enters his final days in office with a last speech and special legislative session on the agenda, but it’s unclear whether fe ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Lincoln loss: Attendance dips at Springfield sites

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the Civil War, attendance is down a ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Gov. Quinn’s Medicaid chief to leave job

    CHICAGO – The director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services plans to resign Friday as part of the transition to Republican Gov ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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