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  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    SPRINGFIELD – The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

    QUINCY – Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs le ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Democrats push 1-month budget; Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a disp ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Ex-Illinois health official gets 2 years in theft scheme

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois health official was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for her role in a scheme to steal millions in gr ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Illinois law would change process for juvenile offenders

    CHICAGO – A measure approved by the Illinois Legislature and awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision would end automatic transfers to adult court for 15 ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Rauner gears up to halt funding on dozens of state programs

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's gearing up to suspend funding for many state programs and services next month since there's been no budget agree ...
    June 12, 2015 - 8:41 pm
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