Government - State

  • Gambling plans to be heard at Wednesday hearing

    CHICAGO – Expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during hearings on the legislation.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Voters to decide on 2 constitutional amendments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Voters in Illinois will be asked whether to amend the state constitution in at least two different ways.
    April 11, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Amendment protecting Ill. voters to go on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Sen ...
    April 10, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Bill helps districts fill teaching vacancies

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation helping southern Illinois school districts fill teaching vacancies with recently retired teachers is advancing in the state ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Voter rights amendment passes Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan's constitutional amendment to stop voter suppression has advanced in the Illinois Legislature.
    April 8, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Ill. House OKs Chicago pension overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has approved a plan to overhaul two Chicago pension programs that officials say could otherwise be out of ...
    April 8, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • School funding overhaul advances in Ill. Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Chicago pension bill property tax language removed

    SPRINGFIELD – After an outcry from Illinois' Democratic governor and a host of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle waging re-election battles, langua ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Lawmakers fear blame for Chicago pension tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are hesitating to support a massive Chicago city-pension overhaul because they fear they'll be blamed ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:41 pm
  • Illinois GOP seeks to close appointment loophole

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Senate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two app ...
    April 3, 2014 - 3:01 pm
  • Bill would let drivers 'sign and go' for speeding

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting speeding ticke ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Illinois makes last push for health insurance sign-up

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials are making a final push to enroll residents in the state's Health Insurance Marketplace.
    March 31, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois lawmakers push for state retirement plan

    SPRINGFIELD – Opponents of a proposed state retirement savings program for private-sector workers say the Democratic-backed plan would burden small bu ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
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