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Rauner signs 'sanctuary state' bill into law
Aug 28, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed into law legislation that would prohibit law enforcement offic...

U.S. News ranks the 30 best hospitals in Illinois
Aug 09, 2017

U.S. News & World Report is out with its annual ranking of the nation's best hospitals, and 3...

Chicago lawyer nominated US attorney in northern Illinois
Aug 04, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Chicago lawyer John R. Lausch Jr. as the ne...

Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit, but risks remain
Jul 20, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — A major credit rating agency says Illinois' rating won't be lowered to "junk" bu...

Illinois has the second worst fiscal health in U.S., analysis finds
Jul 12, 2017

With $14.7 billion in unpaid bills and an estimated $251 billion in unfunded pension liabilities,...

The good, the bad and the ugly: Illinois reacts to newly minted budget
Jul 07, 2017

Did you feel a disturbance in your day-to-day life yesterday?  We gained something that Illinois...

Illinois Senate GOP Leader Christine Radogno to resign July 1
Jun 29, 2017

Updated June 30 at 11:00 a.m. After more than two decades of service in the Illinois General A...

Bulls fans: What's the best city for basketball fans?
Jun 29, 2017

Hey, Bulls fans. How are you doing? Do you wanna talk about the Jimmy Butler trade? Yes, lo...

Reeder: Rauner caved on tax increases like a 'wet cardboard box'
Jun 26, 2017

Opinion  SPRINGFIELD – Before taking office, Bruce Rauner pledged to lower our income tax r...

How much would a property tax freeze cost Illinois schools?
Jun 26, 2017

Late last month, the Illinois Senate passed a bill that would freeze property tax collections fo...

IDOT shutdown would eliminate 23k jobs, $1.7B in economic activity, study finds
Jun 20, 2017

The Illinois Economic Policy Institute sent the following news release on June 20, 2017:  A n...

Comey testimony lights up social media, Illinois pols
Jun 08, 2017

If 2017 has taught us anything, it's that the news never stops. After last week, which was fill...

Reeder: Quinn got his portrait, but what about Blagojevich?
May 23, 2017

Opinion  SPRINGFIELD – Pat Quinn’s portrait was unveiled at the Illinois statehouse recen...

10 Haunted Illinois Murder Scenes
May 23, 2017

A murder is always traumatic, leaving behind physical and emotional scars that remain in the comm...

Elections board votes to fine Mautino's defunct campaign fund $5,000
May 15, 2017

The Illinois State Board of Elections on Monday voted to slap Auditor General Frank Mautino’s n...


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