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  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Transit officials: Rauner budget cuts could mean fare hikes

    CHICAGO – Regional Transportation Authority officials are warning that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reduce state funding for public transit could l ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • State to divert 'fair share' fees from unions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rauner appointee bows out of hospital board position

    BELLEVILLE – A conflict of interest is keeping one of Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees off the state hospital board.
    March 14, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Legislation would pardon underage drinkers who call 911

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help.
    March 14, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Budget shortfall could interrupt juvenile offender program

    SPRINGFIELD – The state's budget shortfall may impact a program helping juvenile offenders get back on their feet once released.
    March 14, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court set to hear state's pension case

    SPRINGFIELD – One of the more critical financial issues to face Illinois government in a half-century goes before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Supermajority fissures may be on full display this session

    SPRINGFIELD – On paper, the number of Democrats in Illinois' General Assembly looks formidable, holding "supermajorities" in both chambers that would ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Distracted drivers could get prison time for fatal crashes

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Fatal crashes caused by illegal cellphone use should carry penalties similar to those imposed on drunk drivers who kill, a suburba ...
    March 7, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Lawmaker seeks to lift ban on Sunday car sales in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Legislation to lift a 32-year-old ban on Sunday car sales in Illinois is under consideration again in the state Senate.
    March 7, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Make government work for people again

    DeKALB – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner gave a rousing call to action to residents and dignitaries of DeKalb County on Friday, pledging to take government ...
    March 7, 2015 - 8:53 am
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