Government - State

  • Illinois GOP seeks to close appointment loophole

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two app ...
    April 3, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Bill would let drivers 'sign and go' for speeding

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting speeding ticke ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Illinois makes last push for health insurance sign-up

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials are making a final push to enroll residents in the state's Health Insurance Marketplace.
    March 31, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois lawmakers push for state retirement plan

    SPRINGFIELD – Opponents of a proposed state retirement savings program for private-sector workers say the Democratic-backed plan would burden small bu ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • State wants company to return $2M Internet grant

    CHICAGO – The state government is trying to get $2 million in grant money back from a company that was supposed to be installing high-speed Internet s ...
    March 29, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Quinn's housing refund plan draws scrutiny

    CHICAGO – Illinois homeowners could get $500 checks this year under a provision of Gov. Pat Quinn’s state budget he claims will ease the burden of an ...
    March 29, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Top Illinois state parks official must repay $7,200 to state

    SPRINGFIELD – The chief of state parks in Illinois must repay $7,200 of travel reimbursement he wasn’t entitled to after inquiries by The Associated P ...
    March 29, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Quinn orders ‘lights out’ at state facilities

    CHICAGO– Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered state facilities to turn off their lights for one hour as part of a global conservation effort.
    March 29, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois House OKs measure to allow bobcat hunting

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have advanced a proposal to allow bobcat hunting for the first time in more than 40 years.
    March 29, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois plans midnight insurance sign-up events

    CHICAGO – With the final deadline for health insurance sign-ups just days away, Illinois officials are planning late-night enrollment events at hospit ...
    March 28, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • 'Conversion therapy' ban advances in Ill. House

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people is advancing in the ...
    March 26, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Commission: ‘Sweepstakes’ games should be outlawed

    SPRINGFIELD – An anti-crime group is backing legislation in the Illinois General Assembly that would outlaw “sweepstakes” machines that the group said ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Ill. lawmakers investigate drop in deer numbers

    BELLEVILLE – Illinois state lawmakers are getting involved in an effort to find out why the latest deer-hunting season saw such a decline in harvested ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Election over, challenges remain for Rutherford

    SPRINGFIELD – With the pledge, “I’m going to be back,” Dan Rutherford has vowed to do what scores of politicians have done before him – forge ahead in ...
    March 21, 2014 - 11:56 pm
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