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  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 26, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

    SPRINGFIELD – The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized, according to ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
  • State Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday he's running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Republi ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • New law aimed at reducing Illinois prison population

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has been joined by Democratic lawmakers to sign a measure his office said is “the most comprehensive criminal justice refo ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • Labor experts unsure of future if Illinois state government workers strike

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s unclear whether people who might replace state employees in the event of a strike by Illinois’ largest public-employee union could ...
    March 11, 2017 - 10:58 pm
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