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  • Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn’t have signed legislation creating Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot progr ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:00 pm
  • Rauner questions Illinois medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot progr ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in Illinois House race

    DUQUOIN – A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Illinois officials keep medical pot under wraps

    SPRINGFIELD – It's unclear if Illinois officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illino ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • In interview, Oberweis acknowledges hurdles to Senate seat

    CHICAGO – Dairy entrepreneur Jim Oberweis says his proposal to raise the minimum wage for U.S. workers aged 26 and older is a search for middle ground ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed i ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • 8 closed Illinois interstate rest areas to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD – Eight of Illinois’ 30 interstate rest areas that have been closed are set to reopen this fall.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS – More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing th ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Wealth, minimum wage pop up in governor race

    CHICAGO – Illinois’s gubernatorial race turned to the question of whether a candidate’s personal wealth should be a qualifying factor in holding publi ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois schools start year with 24 new mandates

    SPRINGFIELD – Schools in Illinois have begun their academic years with two dozen new requirements from lawmakers that don't come with any correspondin ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money o ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Emanuel to sign minimum wage executive order for Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sign an executive order that requires city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees a $13-an-hour ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • 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
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