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  • Illinois Democrats aim high with minimum wage proposals

    SPRINGFIELD – Amid a national push by unions and worker advocates for a $15 minimum wage, Illinois Democrats hope to pass an ambitious hike during the ...
    April 24, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Hearing probes Ill. auditor general’s campaign spending

    CHICAGO – An Illinois State Board of Elections hearing officer is expected to issue a recommendation next month regarding allegations that the state’s ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Unemployment rate for Illinois drops to 4.9 percent in March

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell .5 percentage points to 4.9 percent in March.
    April 21, 2017 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois groups opposed to letting AT&T divert resources from landlines

    SPRINGFIELD – AARP Illinois and consumer-rights groups in the state say they oppose legislation that would allow AT&T to divert its resources away fro ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Rauner: Expanding abortion coverage too controversial

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he no longer supports expanding abortion coverage for state workers and Medicaid recipients because it’s too controve ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Blagojevich’s request for lighter sentence denied

    CHICAGO – An appeals court in Chicago took just three days to reject a request from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for another senten ...
    April 21, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Group: Gov. Bruce Rauner deceived Illinois voters on abortion stance

    CHICAGO – Campaigning as a pro-choice Republican in 2014, Bruce Rauner said he would sign legislation to ensure abortion remains legal in Illinois and ...
    April 20, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Blagojevich attorneys again seek reduction in 14-year term

    CHICAGO – Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich urged an appellate panel Tuesday to grant him a third sentencing hearing, arguing their c ...
    April 18, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Gov’t workers late in filing ’14 tax returns

    CHICAGO – More than 300 state employees, including two lawmakers, are delinquent in paying their taxes for the 2014 calendar year, according to the Il ...
    April 17, 2017 - 11:04 pm
  • State wire briefs

    New United policy: Crews can’t displace seated passengersCHICAGO – United Airlines is changing a com ...
    April 17, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Rauner's proposed cuts show difficulty in reducing spending

    SPRINGFIELD – In a two-year stalemate over how to drag Illinois out of a $5 billion deficit and get on top of $13 billion in past-due bills, Gov. Bruc ...
    April 17, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Rauner opposes bill allowing taxpayer-funded abortions

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged Friday to veto a Democratic-backed measure that would allow the state to cover abortions for its employees and ...
    April 15, 2017 - 12:11 am
  • Lawyer: United passenger dragged from flight lost 2 teeth, broke his nose

    CHICAGO – The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, accus ...
    April 14, 2017 - 12:50 am
  • Lawyer says Dr. David Dao, man dragged off United plane, has concussion, lost teeth

    CHICAGO – A passenger dragged from a United Express flight suffered a "significant" concussion and broken nose, and he lost two front teeth, one of hi ...
    April 13, 2017 - 11:31 am
  • United to compensate people on flight when man dragged off

    CHICAGO – United Airlines sought to quell the uproar over a man being dragged off a plane by announcing Tuesday that it would no longer ask police to ...
    April 13, 2017 - 12:53 am
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