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  • Will suburban mayor pay political price for backing Trump?

    BOLINGBROOK – In Roger Claar’s 31 years as mayor, Bolingbrook has grown from a sleepy town surrounded by farm fields to a diverse Chicago suburb nearl ...
    March 31, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza appeals ruling ordering lawmaker pay

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois comptroller has appealed a Cook County judge’s ruling that state lawmakers must be paid on time despite their failure to pa ...
    March 30, 2017 - 12:25 am
  • Illinois taxpayers pay millions in bonuses to lottery staff

    CHICAGO – Illinois taxpayers have funded about $2 million in “retention” bonuses for employees of a private firm managing the lottery despite the firm ...
    March 30, 2017 - 12:22 am
  • Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump expressed concern about violent crime as he welcomed leaders of a national police union to the White House.
    March 28, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • Illinois Lottery manager still on job after firing

    CHICAGO – When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state’s $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:08 pm
  • Campaign donation limits lifted in Illinois governor's race

    CHICAGO – Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy’s roughly $250,000 donation to his own campaign has lifted spending caps in what’s expected to be anoth ...
    March 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • State wire briefs

    Health could affect deposition by Daley in torture suitCHICAGO – An undisclosed medical issue could ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 26, 2017 - 11:11 am
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