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Nothing to show for on first day of special session
Jun 21, 2017

Illinois lawmakers returned to Springfield on Wednesday to begin the 10-day special session, but ...

Video & React: Rauner calls for 'unity' ahead of special session
Jun 20, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday night called for unity and urged the Legislature “to do wha...

Rauner orders lawmakers back to Springfield for 10-day special session
Jun 15, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday ordered state lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day spec...

Video: Illinois ends spring legislative session without budget deal
May 31, 2017

On the last day of the spring legislative session, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said h...

Lawsuit outlines the basics of Illinois school funding problems
Apr 20, 2017

For many years, there's been consensus in Springfield that the Illinois school funding formula is...

Rauner launches non-campaign tour as Democratic challengers prepare for 2018
Apr 14, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner this week had few "official" events but his campaign announced an extensive age...

Singing for their supper? Broadway in Chicago stars perform as push for theater tax credit
Apr 13, 2017

Most people probably can't imagine anything more boring or arcane than an hours-long hearing on t...

Illinois lawmakers announce first public hearing on marijuana legalization bill
Apr 12, 2017

Illinois will begin taking baby steps on the path toward marijuana legalization next week as lawm...

John Oliver gibes at Illinois, late state senator during segment on remapping
Apr 11, 2017

(Skip to the 10:40 minute mark for the part about Illinois) During a segment on ...

Dems' "lifeline" Illinois budget looks more like a noose to GOP
Apr 07, 2017

Democrats in the Illinois House this week took action they say will ease the effects of the Illin...

Moody's report speaks the unspeakable on Illinois budget impasse
Mar 31, 2017

As the Illinois budget impasse heads into its 21st month, a new report from Moody's Investors Ser...

Thompson Center, I-55 toll project bring new topics for bickering
Mar 30, 2017

It was barely a month ago that House Speaker Michael Madigan signaled his willingness to act on ...

Democrats answer Rauner with 'comeback agenda' to fix Illinois
Mar 29, 2017

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled what they’ve dubbed the “Illinois Comeback Agenda,...

Legalizing marijuana in Illinois faces political hurdles, many questions
Mar 24, 2017

NOTE: We're holding a virtual town hall meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, with experts on thi...

Durbin's grilling of Gorsuch leads to testy exchange
Mar 21, 2017

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) grilled Supreme Court nominee and federal appella...


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