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  • Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn pushes consumer rights, blasts Bruce Rauner's budget

    CHICAGO – Former Gov. Pat Quinn says pushing consumer rights and organizing are in his immediate future during his first public appearance since leavi ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style o ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD – Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded up a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers and business leaders who said Thursday that three nuclear ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Former attorney for Drew Peterson: murder-for-hire scheme a setup

    JOLIET — Drew Peterson’s former defense attorney made public Wednesday letters he says are from a prison inmate that allege Peterson is being set up o ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Woodstock teen ID'd as victim of fatal crash with Metra train at crossing

    WOODSTOCK – The victim of Wednesday's fatal Metra-vehicle collision has been identified by the McHenry County Coroner's Office as 19-year-old Amanda L ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • House Speaker Michael Madigan renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Rauner confident on budget deal Cullerton says isn't close

    SPRINGFIELD – New Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Wednesday that he and Democratic legislative leaders have hit a roadblock in negotiations over w ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Program puts drug test in hands of Chicago police

    SPRINGFIELD – A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to determine whether a re ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • Garcia says 'working class' to power bid for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO – If Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he’ll need to quickly solidify a ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 9:36 pm
  • John Cullerton says budget agreement with Bruce Rauner not close

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a roadblock in his effort to persuade lawmakers to give him more authority to patch a $1.6 billion hole in thi ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • USDA stats show Illinois had 'historic' corn, soybean yields

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) – Illinois' 2014 corn and soybean harvest reached historic, "never seen" levels, Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins says.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Chicago Mayor forced into runoff election

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote in Tuesday’s municipal election, forcing the former White House chief of ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Lawyer says Ernie Banks worth $16,000, judge demands details

    CHICAGO – A probate judge requested details about Ernie Banks' assets after an attorney for his former caregiver said the Hall of Famer had just $16,0 ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Lawmakers form school shootings task force

    CHICAGO – A task force of Illinois lawmakers looking at ways to prevent school shootings by helping mentally ill children before they lash out violent ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Proposal would have grads who leave Illinois repay state aid

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illino ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm
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