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Illinois lawmakers question DCFS officials on toddler's death
Jul 26, 2017

CHICAGO — Members of a joint state House and Senate committee questioned officials of the Illin...

Illinois lawmakers head to Springfield for school funding special session
Jul 26, 2017

By Sophia Tareen | AP  SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers head to the state Capitol Wednesday...

Miller: Why Rauner's top, most loyal political aide had to leave
Jul 24, 2017

In the end, Mike "Z" Zolnierowicz had only one choice. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top political lieute...

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...

15 good government reforms Illinois lawmakers approved this session
Jul 19, 2017

The Illinois General Assembly approved more than a dozen pieces of legislation the Better Governm...

How much will the Illinois governor's mansion cost this time?
Jul 18, 2017

The second quarter fundraising and spending numbers are finally in for (most of) Illinois' 20...

After 2 years, Illinois has a budget—and higher income taxes
Jul 06, 2017

The Illinois House on Thursday managed to scrape together the necessary amount of votes to over...

Illinois House may want to rethink voting on the budget today
Jul 06, 2017

In the last week, some fast-moving developments arrived under the cover of the long July 4 weeken...

Miller: Radogno was a rarity in Illinois politics
Jul 03, 2017

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno was the first ever female leader of a state legislativ...

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...

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...

Illinois isn't the only politically divided state experiencing turmoil
Jun 22, 2017

As the Illinois General Assembly labors through a special session aimed at bringing the state...

Illinois fireworks by county for Fourth of July in 2017
Jun 21, 2017

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we don't know about you, but we're ready to wa...

Illinois is broke: Why you should care about lawmakers' special session
Jun 20, 2017

Illinois is broke. There hasn’t been a state budget for two years. Will a “special session”...

Opinion: Inner workings of Illinois General Assembly as phony as WWE
Jun 20, 2017

Opinon  SPRINGFIELD – The punches looked mean but never connected. Like any sporting eve...


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