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Child care cuts worry providers

SPRINGFIELD – After more than a quarter century in the child care business, Janice Baldwin has seen her share of funding woes coming from stat…

August 30, 2015 1:00 am(0)
Rauner signs DUI law to toughen penalties

Rauner signs DUI law to toughen penalties

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has a new law on the books designed to toughen drunken driving penalties.

August 29, 2015 4:00 am Related (0)

State police, transportation don't fully participate in drill

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is "confident" the state is prepared to deal with a terrorist attack or a flu pandemic, even though two key ag…

August 28, 2015 4:00 am(0)
Budget guru Arduin exits Illinois without spending plan

Budget guru Arduin exits Illinois without spending plan

SPRINGFIELD – She came to Illinois touted as a "superstar," ready to provide a roadmap to fix the state's budget mess using her high-profile e…

August 27, 2015 5:00 am Related (0)

LaHood, Mellon spar over Iran deal, campaign cash

SPRINGFIELD – The two men vying to become the newest member of Congress are backing their party leaders when it comes to signing off on the nu…

August 27, 2015 4:00 am(0)

New methodology shows state fair attendance drop

SPRINGFIELD – Attendance at the Illinois State Fair this year plummeted by more than half from last year and was down by more than a half-mill…

August 27, 2015 4:00 am Related (0)

SIU student newspaper bidding break vetoed

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation designed to cut the cost of printing Southern Illinois University's student newspaper, …

August 25, 2015 4:00 am(0)

Rauner amends heroin treatment bill for cost

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto pen Monday to rewrite what had been called a landmark law designed to target an increase in hero…

August 25, 2015 4:00 am(0)

State GOP doesn't see Trump ground game

SPRINGFIELD – Although Donald Trump stands atop the large field of Republican presidential candidates in national polls, Illinois Republicans …

August 20, 2015 4:00 am(0)

Senate overrides Rauner's union veto

SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in the Illinois Senate on Wednesday overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a plan barring public worker labor unions fro…

August 20, 2015 4:00 am(1)

State Senate approves college tuition aid

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate approved spending $373 million Wednesday on a tuition assistance program for low-income college students.

August 20, 2015 4:00 am(0)
Republicans picnic amid union protests at fair

Republicans picnic amid union protests at fair

SPRINGFIELD – While Republicans rallied at an Illinois State Fair picnic Wednesday, union members stood outside the event protesting budget cu…

August 20, 2015 4:00 am(0)

Rauner's office declines to attend lawmaker meeting in Chicago

SPRINGFIELD – In a move described by lawmakers as “shocking” and disrespectful, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office was again a no-show at a legislativ…

August 18, 2015 4:00 am Related (1)
Manar fundraiser becomes free event during budget fight

Manar fundraiser becomes free event during budget fight

SPRINGFIELD - The state's prolonged budget fight is affecting the campaign war chest of at least one Illinois lawmaker.

August 18, 2015 4:00 am Related (0)

Illinois unlikely to join in easing sanctions against Iran

SPRINGFIELD – The Obama administration's nuclear agreement with Iran could be a boon for U.S. companies looking to cash in on an oil-rich coun…

August 16, 2015 1:30 am(0)
 
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