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Government - State

  • Lawmakers aim to make Obama's birthday a holiday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed legislation to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Lisa Madigan files to stop state workers' pay until budget passed

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a motion to stop the payment of state workers' salaries until legislators and Gov. Bruc ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • With eye on 2018, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says 'Don't blame me'

    SPRINGFIELD – With crises mounting around him, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's strategy for fending off potential Democratic challengers and keeping his ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 3:00 pm
  • Rauner praises ongoing budget work, accomplishments in annual speech

    Gov. Bruce Rauner took a more optimistic tone in this year’s State of the State address, but said lawmakers need to work with him to resolve a budget ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 11:56 pm
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