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  • Illinois Tollway expects spike in holiday traffic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois Tollway officials said they expect nearly 17.6 million vehicles to use the northern Illinois interstate system during the nex ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time f ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Topinka

    CHICAGO – Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a longtime member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace the late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Judy Barr Topinka

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named his budget chief as a short-term replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • In Washington, Rauner touts bipartisan solutions

    SPRINGFIELD – In his first official trip to Washington, D.C., as Illinois’ next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner touted the importance of working on ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in child porn case

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative changed his plea to guilty Friday in a child pornography case, admitting that he traded in images of ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says Illinois state budget 'worse than discussed'

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers reconvene for the final week of their annual veto session, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Tuesday at the state Cap ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Chicago set to raise minimum wage to $13

    CHICAGO – Chicago is set to become the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel fast-tracks a politically popular plan to rea ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Video gambling’s spread in Illinois raising cash, eyebrows

    CHAMPAIGN – Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined – fl ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

    CHICAGO – Selling his executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
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