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Lake Co. judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law passed in 2012.

July 23, 2014 7:19 pm

Gov. Quinn facing ongoing investigation

CHICAGO | Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned up state government as questions about a now-defunct anti-violence program he started in the run-up to his 2010 election threaten to hang over…

July 16, 2014 10:45 pm

Rauner keeps fundraising lead in GOP governor race

CHICAGO | The three lawmakers running for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor continue to lag behind newcomer Bruce Rauner in fundraising.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
2013 sees new leadership for Indiana

2013 sees new leadership for Indiana

Donnelly replaces Lugar in Senate, tries bipartisanship

December 28, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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GOP, Dems now face pension vote fallout in 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | While Illinois Republicans have made solving the state's pension crisis their issue for years, far fewer GOP lawmakers than expected supported the watershed package of reforms passed by the Legislature Tuesday.

December 07, 2013 12:09 pm

Ill. property inventory lacks basic details: audit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois agency that keeps track of all taxpayer property does such a poor job that it lists only one of the state's nine universities and omits one-quarter of the Prairie State's 130 parks, according to an audit released Thursday.

October 31, 2013 5:45 pm

Report: Ind. among few states not past peak coal production

A report by a clean energy advocacy group claims Indiana is one of two states that is not past peak production for coal.

October 30, 2013 12:48 pm

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Purdue plans read-in to celebrate historian Howard Zinn

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Veterans find peace, healing in equine therapy

PLAINFIELD, Ind. | Doug McLaughlin wasn't hoping to die. Neither was he particularly interested in avoiding it when he bought his motorcycle in 1998.

July 01, 2013 12:00 am

Paralyzed man can ride motorcycle again

SULLIVAN, Ill. | Travis Mundy hops aboard a Gold Wing to talk to God or shout at him, depending on Mundy's mood.

May 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Lower drunk-driving limit gets mixed reviews in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal to toughen drunk-driving laws is getting mixed reviews among Illinois legislators, top state officials and local police.

May 15, 2013 8:15 pm

Lawmakers predict gloomy budget plans from Quinn

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn won't have a very cheery message when he unveils his latest budget plan Wednesday, say members of the General Assembly.

March 02, 2013 8:00 pm

Forgotten eastern Indiana cemetery gets new life

RICHMOND, Ind. | Wayne County's pioneer past has inspired Wayne Township Trustee Susan Isaacs in her development of King Cemetery, one of the city's oldest, yet newest cemeteries.

February 23, 2013 8:00 pm

Pence: 'I am not legislator-in-chief'

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence declared Wednesday he is not, and will not become, the state's "legislator-in-chief," shrugging off critics who claim he should be more directly engaged in House and Senate action.

February 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Indiana colleges look to revise campus smoking policies

Indiana colleges look to revise campus smoking policies

Many of Indiana’s largest universities are preparing stricter smoking rules, putting teeth behind smoke-free policies that -- to now -- have been at least partly hot air.

November 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Ill. lawmakers fail to act on pension crisis

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers failed to address the state's massive pension problem Friday but did expel a legislator over bribery charges during a day of frustration for officials in a state government already burdened by a reputation for paralysis and corruption.

August 17, 2012 9:15 pm

More tax breaks for businesses on horizon?

SPRINGFIELD | Some Illinois lawmakers say they are not finished trying to ease the state's tax burden on business owners.

December 14, 2011 10:15 pm

Public financing of Illinois campaigns debated

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois could combat the dominance of money in elections by launching some sort of public financing program for candidates, advocates told a special panel investigating election reform issues Monday.

November 29, 2011 12:00 am
Cellphones don't belong in these cells

Cellphones don't belong in these cells

Sarah Pender orchestrated her escape from Rockville Correctional Facility in 2008 using contraband cellphones and a network of accomplices.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Statewide elections favor incumbent mayors

Incumbent mayors thrived in Indiana's big cities on Election Day.

November 08, 2011 8:00 pm
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