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  • Bruce Rauner: Illinois' finances 'stunningly bad'

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad" and it will require "strong action" to fix it. But he's n ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Illinois minimum wage would be $11 under plan OK'd by Senate panel

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Tom Cross concedes Illinois treasurer's race to Mike Frerichs

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Seeking ideas, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner creates transition website

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is launching a website that will allow individuals to apply for jobs in his administration.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • GOP denies role in Chicago election robocalls

    CHICAGO – Robocalls that Chicago election officials blamed for the no-show of 2,000 election judges this week were recorded by people helping Cook Cou ...
    Nov. 8, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker gets probation in tax case

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D) to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • GOP Rauner transition team includes Democrats

    CHICAGO – In one of his first official acts since being elected governor, Republican Bruce Rauner named dozens of advisers to a transition team Thursd ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • 2 amendments, advisory issues leading in vote

    CHICAGO – With 90 percent of the vote counted, two proposed constitutional amendments were earning the support of Illinoisans by wide margins Tuesday, ...
    Nov. 4, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Officeholders running unopposed re-elected

    Several state and county officeholders faced no opposition in Tuesday’s election, making another term in office a given.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • DeKalb County voters go to polls to select Illinois governor, county board members and county clerk

    SYCAMORE – Each election season brings new rules and laws that Chief Deputy Elections Clerk Mary Lynn Meisch has to commit to memory.
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Where Illinois governor hopefuls stand on issues

    CHICAGO – The next governor of Illinois could decide a raft of big issues, from how to close a multibillion-dollar state budget gap to whether busines ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • First lady backs Quinn as Rauner calls for change

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn got an assist Saturday from first lady Michelle Obama, who told a cheering crowd the incumbent and other Democrats will ensur ...
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Considering a voting booth selfie? Think again

    PEORIA – Already thinking about that perfect voting booth selfie on Election Day? You may want to think again.
    Nov. 2, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election

    CHAMPAIGN – Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highlighted the st ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Rauner firm oversight a focus of governor race

    CHICAGO – In the race for Illinois governor, no one quibbles with the fact that Republican Bruce Rauner has been financially successful in the private ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:26 pm
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