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Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with record sales, profit

Hoosier Lottery hits jackpot with record sales, profit

INDIANAPOLIS | The decision to outsource Hoosier Lottery marketing, sales and distribution to a private company is starting to pay off for Indiana.

August 19, 2014 11:30 pm

Republicans say they have momentum to end Dem control

SPRINGFIELD | Republicans took over the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday saying 2014 will be the year they break a decade-long Democratic stranglehold on power in state government.

August 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Quinn camp says no patronage in hiring of former campaign chair

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign says the 2013 hiring of an $80,000 per year policy analyst at the state's transportation agency had nothing to do with politics.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Video injects controversy into comptroller race

The sleepy race to become Illinois' next comptroller received a jolt last week when a video surfaced showing incumbent Judy Baar Topinka talking with Gov. Pat Quinn about her son.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Attorneys to fight Rauner over tax plan

SPRINGFIELD | One of Illinois' influential lobbying organizations doesn't like Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's plan to begin charging sales tax on a variety of services.

July 18, 2014 7:30 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Illinois taxpayers deserve some answers

Editor's note: This is a guest editorial fro the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill.

July 01, 2014 12:25 pm

Illinois putting $30M of solar into energy mix

CHICAGO | Illinois will buy up to $30 million worth of solar power and pump it into the energy mix for electricity customers under legislation signed into law Saturday that also promotes the spread of home rooftop panels.

June 28, 2014 9:00 pm

Quinn approves minimum wage ballot question

CHICAGO | Illinois voters will get a chance to voice their opinion on raising the minimum wage under a ballot measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday.

June 22, 2014 9:15 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After 10 years, congrats to Cal-Sag Trail Coalition

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: After 10 years, congrats to Cal-Sag Trail Coalition

A new 3.7 million-square-foot all-natural health club started construction recently and promises free access to the 1.5 million people who live within 15 minutes of it.

June 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Voters can now register online

SPRINGFIELD | Add registering to vote to the list of tasks Illinoisans can now do on their computers or smart phones.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

Rauner details cost-cutting ideas for Illinois

CHICAGO | Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner on Thursday laid out the first specific cost-cutting proposals of his candidacy, saying Illinois could save hundreds of millions of dollars, including by selling most of its airplanes, merging the comptroller's and treasurer's offices a…

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Gay marriage becomes focus of governor's race

CHICAGO | After weeks of focusing on Illinois' mammoth financial problems, the governor's race turned to the issue of same-sex marriage Monday as gay couples took vows under the state's new law.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget

Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue — including possibly making Illinois' temporary tax increase permanent …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep Illiana project moving forward

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to guarantee any Illinois Expressway toll revenue shortfalls will be covered by the state's road fund before any other work is funded. That's his way of sweetening the pot for potential investors and getting the best possible deal.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Illinois needs school district consolidation

School funding in Illinois is the subject of considerable debate as Illinois weighs the fairness of its funding formula and tries to narrow the budget chasm. Education in Illinois needs a major overhaul, not just a tweak.

May 20, 2014 12:05 am

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.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Durbin, Quinn push for minimum wage increase

CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.

March 31, 2014 12:44 pm

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 pm
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