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  • Election, angry voters prompt budget deal

    CHICAGO – After a year and a half of bickering and unbending demands, Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget by a powerful fo ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Illinois lowered the U.S. flag more than a dozen times in 2015

    On nearly nine out of 10 days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, ...
    July 1, 2016 - 9:54 am
  • Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and huma ...
    July 1, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

    CHICAGO – Illinois must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment, a Cook County judge order ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Dire scenarios for Illinois in 2nd year without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings a ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • McCaleb: Let state leaders know: Adopt a budget

    We don’t often express our opinion on the front page of the newspaper.Today, we make a rare exceptio ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Our view: Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse

    NOTE TO READERS: Today's editorial was written by the Editorial Board of the State Journal-Register in Springfield and is being published in newspaper ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Warren: Clinton can be trusted to fight Donald Trump

    CINCINNATI – Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday, vouching for her as someone who could be trusted to fig ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Short-term budget fix for state close

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he’s close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three da ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • $2B in Illinois road projects threatened by stalemate

    EDINBURG – As a first-year superintendent in the Edinburg schools, Fred Lamkey got an education he didn’t expect: traveling Route 29, which in various ...
    June 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chicago pride parade pays tribute to Orlando victims

    CHICAGO – Chicago's 47th pride parade has taken place with the same enthusiasm of previous years despite tributes everywhere to victims of the Orlando ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Illinois police dog honored with funeral procession

    TROY – A police dog that spent more than six years on the job at a Metro East police department has been honored with a funeral procession after healt ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:07 am
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