It didn’t take long for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to cash in on a new feature he’s brought to the 2014 governor’s race.
EVANSTON, Ill. | A group pushing to establish term limits for Illinois lawmakers said Thursday it's more than halfway to its goal of putting the measure on the 2014 ballot.
SPRINGFIELD | The search for a way out of Illinois’ pension mess will continue today when the state’s legislative leaders meet in a closed-door negotiating session in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD | Against the backdrop of big box retailers calling on their employees to work on Thanksgiving this year, there is one sector that continues to hold fast against the 24-7 sales model.
Trying to predict the behavior of the General Assembly is tricky and, usually, better left alone.
Memo to: Gov. Pat Quinn
SPRINGFIELD | Hoping to avoid leaving crumbling buildings and weed-choked lots across the state, Illinois lawmakers are considering offering tax breaks to companies that take over abandoned state facilities.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is set to collect $369 million more in tax revenue this year, state lawmakers learned Tuesday.
CHICAGO | Across the middle of the country, organized labor has taken one hit after another in places that were once union strongholds: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana, where workers lost bargaining power and saw their ranks shrink, leaving them weaker than almost any time in the past century.
When it comes to the five guys who want to be Illinois’ next governor, one of the major questions facing them will be how they plan to handle the expiration of the state’s temporary income tax hike.
For some analysis of the start of the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session last week, we turn to Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford.
CHICAGO | Senate President John Cullerton is expressing optimism that the Illinois pension crisis could still be worked out during the fall legislative session, even if the committee tasked with solving the crisis remains split.
SPRINGFIELD | One of Illinois’ top Democrats says the state’s shaky fiscal condition must be considered when lawmakers take up debate on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to require tougher prison sentences for gun crimes.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn expressed hope Friday about an evolving $138 billion savings plan to solve Illinois' public pension problem, but he stopped short of fully endorsing it.
CHICAGO | Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley filed documents Tuesday declaring himself an official candidate to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn in next year's Democratic primary.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois would join the rest of the nation by allowing the carrying of concealed weapons under legislation approved by the General Assembly on Friday — hours before lawmakers were scheduled to adjourn for the summer and days before a federal court's deadline.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Black lawmakers undecided on gay marriage are feeling increasing pressure as a vote nears, but are keeping mum on their plans.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A proposal that would regulate the use of drones by law enforcement agencies in Illinois has cleared the House.
SPRINGFIELD | After saying for a year that he’s going to run for governor in 2014, Republican state Treasurer Dan Rutherford will formally announce his plans at a series of stops and rallies beginning Sunday.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers are taking a hatchet to Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to hire new workers in the coming fiscal year.
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