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  • Illinois measure would give victims more rights

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitut ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • looks to Obamas, Hillary Clinton for support

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Rep ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Quinn agrees to stall dismissal of IDOT workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court ag ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office's image

    SPRINGFIELD – Two candidates vying to be Illinois' next chief investment officer have different ideas about how to restore the image of the Treasurer' ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO – Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • 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
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