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Hearing set in lawsuit filed against Rutherford

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are expected to appear in court to ask a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former employee.

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Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the newly renovated International Terminal 5 is unveiled at O'Hare International Airport on April 4 in Chicago. Durbin faces state Sen. Jim Oberweis in the November general election.

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Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Jim Oberweis speaks to supporters on March 18 in Glen Ellyn, Ill., after winning the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois. Oberweis will face Sen. Dick Durbin in the November general election. 

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Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

CHICAGO | Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.

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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

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Strip club "pole tax" falls short of goal

SPRINGFIELD | A new tax on Illinois strip clubs generated significantly less money than what supporters hoped it would raise in its first year.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Addiction treatment specialists say state funding is too low

SPRINGFIELD | While lawmakers look for solutions to Illinois’ heroin problem, addiction specialists say the state isn’t providing them with enough funding.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.

April 14, 2014 8:30 pm

Station owners say gas tax would hurt consumers

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois gas station owners say an increase in the state’s motor fuel tax would be bad for business and consumers.

April 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Illinois projects include Cal-Sag hiking, Cal City and University Park bike paths

The Riverdale portion of a proposed hiking trail along the Cal-Sag Channel, along with construction of new bicycle paths in Calumet City and University Park, are among the state's $52.7 million in local transportation improvement project this year.

April 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Jones: Students should apply for Black Caucus scholarships

CALUMET CITY | State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, said he wants area college students to consider applying for a scholarship program maintained by the General Assembly’s Black Caucus.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

GOP happy Madigan pulled plug on 'millionaire tax' proposal

Daffodils were blooming. The magnolia trees were budding. It was a time of new life and growth in Illinois' capital city last week.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Gary mayor among honorees

Gary mayor among honorees

April 13, 2014 12:00 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 telling an influential teachers union that Quinn has broken his promises on issues from school funding to taxes, and the governor calling his …

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

State could face burial problems again

SPRINGFIELD | Three years after running out of money to bury poor people, Illinois may face a similar scenario in the upcoming fiscal year.

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

Ill. voters to decide on 2 constitutional amendments

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Voters in Illinois will be asked whether to amend the state constitution in at least two different ways.

April 11, 2014 2:59 pm
Public speaking and comedy lead teen into the spotlight

Public speaking and comedy lead teen into the spotlight

While most adults fear public speaking, Lansing teen Cooper Packard believes that effective communication is the key to thriving.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Legislative briefs from the Illinois Statehouse

Dislocated workers can get state aid for college

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana leads the nation in state government transparency on a report card issued this week by the nonpartisan U.S. Public Interest Research Group.

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Amendment protecting Ill. voters to go on ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Senate action Thursday.

April 10, 2014 4:04 pm
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