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Republican statewide candidates take huge fundraising lead

Republican statewide candidates take huge fundraising lead

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidates for secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer combined have nearly five times as much money to spend ahead of the Nov. 4 elections than their Democratic opponents.

October 16, 2014 11:15 am
Illinois Legislature Budget

Illinois Legislature Budget

The Illinois House chamber at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., is empty of lawmakers. The halls of the state Capitol have been quiet since lawmakers left last week after approving an election-year budget that Democrats say is "incomplete" and Republicans have called "phony." …

June 11, 2014 12:00 am
Former Illinois lawmaker running for Indiana treasurer

Former Illinois lawmaker running for Indiana treasurer

INDIANAPOLIS | A former Illinois state representative is set to become the Indiana Democratic Party's candidate for state treasurer.

May 23, 2014 6:00 pm

New House GOP leader takes reins

SPRINGFIELD | A suburban Chicago man formally took over Monday as the new minority leader in the Illinois House.

September 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Grant provides police car for South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND | A $20,000 state grant will enable South Suburban College to purchase a new police car, state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, announced Monday.

March 27, 2012 6:25 pm

Craft brewers one step closer to self-distribution

SPRINGFIELD | Craft brewers are hopping on the bandwagon in support of a proposal that would allow them to control their own distribution.

May 19, 2011 12:00 pm

Redistricting committee to hold hearing in South Holland

SOUTH HOLLAND | Area legislators and members of the Special House Committee on Redistricting will be in South Holland on Tuesday at South Suburban College to gather input on the congressional and state legislative re-mapping process.

April 18, 2011 12:00 am

House versus Senate on budget?

SPRINGFIELD | A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats.

March 31, 2011 8:15 pm

Jones breaks with Quinn on tuition waivers

CALUMET CITY | State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is at odds with a budget proposal by Gov. Pat Quinn to do away with legislative scholarships.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am

School recess requirement doesn't play

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A proposed law that would have required all elementary schools in Illinois to provide at least 10 minutes of daily recess fell four votes short Thursday in the Illinois House.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am
Rep. Jones supports tax hike

Rep. Jones supports tax hike

CALUMET CITY | Thaddeus Jones, the new state representative for the south suburbs, missed by less than 12 hours having to cast a vote on whether to significantly raise the personal and corporate state income tax rates.

January 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Legislature looks to online businesses for more money

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is losing millions of dollars through cracks in the World Wide Web, but lawmakers are hoping that soon will change.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am

Teachers unions offer own education reform

SPRINGFIELD | Education in Illinois needs revamping, but those involved with the system are at odds over how to accomplish that.

January 05, 2011 12:00 am

Instant payouts from expanded gaming plan unlikely

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Quick cash from a proposed gaming expansion in Illinois is anything but a sure bet, according to legislators, lobbyists and history.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am

Quinn's appointments in jeopardy

SPRINGFIELD | Senate President John Cullerton's plan to force Gov. Pat Quinn to reappoint or replace employees for hundreds of government positions passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am

Pension reform altered, moves ahead

SPRINGFIELD | Police and firefighters hired after Dec. 31 in Illinois would have different retirement benefits than their predecessors if some legislators and mayors get their way.

December 01, 2010 12:00 am
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