Government - State

  • GOP leaders introduce Ill. term limits amendment

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican leaders have introduced a proposal that would force statewide officers to serve a two-term limit.
    April 23, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    CHICAGO – For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama’s health care law, time may be running out ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, acco ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't acti ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • 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
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