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  • Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election

    CHAMPAIGN – Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highlighted the st ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Rauner firm oversight a focus of governor race

    CHICAGO – In the race for Illinois governor, no one quibbles with the fact that Republican Bruce Rauner has been financially successful in the private ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Costly Capitol renovations recognized for design

    CHICAGO – The architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state capitol has received a coveted awa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Illinois governor candidates, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, spar on finance, jobs

    CHICAGO – Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financ ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

    CHICAGO – State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated deba ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois unemployment falls again, to 6.6 percent

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell again in September, dropping to 6.6 percent in a seventh straight month of improvement, the Illinois Depa ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois to create statewide Ebola task force

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ plan for dealing with the Ebola threat is evolving as health officials in the public and private sectors learn from mistakes made ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Illinois governor hopefuls face off in 2nd debate

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner defended their records on minority hiring, public safety and gun control on Tuesday during the se ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • No vote on Illinois fracking rules until November

    CHICAGO – An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it grapples with how t ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • 3 major newspapers endorse Rauner over Quinn

    CHICAGO – The editorial boards of Illinois’ major news organizations have started weighing in on the Illinois governor’s race, with the Chicago Tribun ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Illinois governor's debate: 5 things to Watch

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner meet at 8 p.m. Thursday night in Peoria for their first debate in what is ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Director: Gov. Pat Quinn anti-violence program mostly sound

    CHICAGO – The former agency head overseeing Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program gave state lawmakers a contrasting picture Wednesday, sayi ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • No applicants vying for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in DeKalb

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials released figures Thursday detailing how medical marijuana business applications are distributed around the state, the fir ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 1:14 pm
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