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SPRINGFIELD | The co-chairmen of a legislative panel probing a controversial anti-violence program say they have no plans to put the investigation on ice just because federal prosecutors also are looking into the initiative.
In what could be a preview of how shallow the upcoming campaign for governor is going to be, both of the candidates for governor recently released proposals designed to cut the state budget.
SPRINGFIELD | The sudden exit of Illinois' top transportation official this week marked yet another high-profile departure from Gov. Pat Quinn's administration.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn is not spending money to fix leaks in the Executive Mansion roof and now he said upgrades to the Capitol should be put on hold too.
There were a lot of adjectives used to describe what happened to Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor the other day.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois state troopers cracked down on distracted driving in the first half of the year as motorists worked to shed the potentially deadly habit of using a cellphone while behind the wheel.
SPRINGFIELD | Add registering to vote to the list of tasks Illinoisans can now do on their computers or smart phones.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposal designed to boost spending on education in Illinois likely would get an "F" from a sharp-eyed grammar teacher.
SPRINGFIELD | Controversial cuts made to some Medicaid programs in 2012 will be restored to low-income Illinois residents this fall.
Apparently, Gov. Pat Quinn is not one of those politicians who is obsessed with leaks.
SPRINGFIELD | In a sign Illinois' new medical marijuana law could be a gold mine for investors, a politically connected Glenview attorney is hoarding pot-related company names in hopes of cashing in if the business takes off.
SPRINGFIELD | The man accusing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual and political intimidation tacked on a number of new allegations to his claims in an amended lawsuit filed Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD | Every prison in the state will be closed to visitors for one day later this month to allow officials to install a new computer system.
Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley — the first Mayor Daley — is often credited with coining the phrase: "Good politics is good government."
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Governor's Mansion is taking hits from all sides.
SPRINGFIELD | Lawyers for the man accusing state Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual harassment say they'll include new allegations against the Republican from Chenoa when they re-file the lawsuit next week.
SPRINGFIELD | The same agency that gave health care benefits to dead people is now working to make sure prison inmates aren’t getting them, too.
As is usually the case, the focal point of the final week of the legislative session was piecing together a budget.
SPRINGFIELD | Just days after scrambling to repair the roof of the grandstand at the Illinois State Fair, officials are now facing a similar crisis at the governor's mansion.
SPRINGFIELD | In cobbling together an austere budget plan, Democrats are doing their own governor few favors when it comes to his re-election effort.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate endorsed a plan Tuesday to ask voters if they support raising the minimum wage.
SPRINGFIELD | A plan to place a non-binding question on the November ballot asking whether millionaires should be taxed at a higher rate advanced in the Illinois Senate on Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD | The cost of paying overtime to employees in Illinois' prison system topped $60 million last year, more money than it takes to run many of the state's agencies.
Every May it is pretty much of a mad scramble in the corridors of the Illinois Capitol. The atmosphere is a bit more intense this spring, given that this is an election year.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois House endorsed a plan Friday to place a non-binding question on the November ballot asking whether millionaires should be taxed at a higher rate.
SPRINGFIELD | Lacking the votes needed to extend the state's temporary income tax, House Speaker Michael Madigan directed his troops Thursday to begin drafting a doomsday budget that slashes spending on schools, prisons and a host of social service programs.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinoisans could get a chance to vote this fall on whether to tax rich people at a higher rate.
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. | Hoping to avoid stepping into an election-year ethical quagmire, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday he favors barring top aides from becoming lobbyists for one year after leaving state government.
Illinois lawmakers are in the final furlong of the spring legislative session and it remains unknown whether there is enough gas left in the tank to carry the controversial extension of the 2011 temporary income tax increase across the finish line.
SPRINGFIELD | Just months after leaving Gov. Pat Quinn's inner circle, former chief of staff Jack Lavin is back in the Statehouse mix.
There are three weeks left in the spring legislative session and, as usual, the denizens of the Capitol are beginning to speculate on the end game.
SPRINGFIELD | The next time Gov. Pat Quinn feels cooped up in the Executive Mansion, he can simply look out his window for support.
SPRINGFIELD | A controversial proposal to give psychologists the ability to prescribe drugs advanced in the Illinois House Wednesday.
SPRINGFIELD | In an aging strip mall a few doors down from a dollar store and a Chuck E. Cheese pizza restaurant, Illinois' political future is being decided.
An attempt to put a question before Illinois voters to change the state's income tax system went down in flames last week when the sponsor didn't call the measure for a vote.
SPRINGFIELD | Republican Bruce Rauner opened up a new line of attack Wednesday in his bid to topple Gov. Pat Quinn in November, saying term limits could end the "culture of corruption" in Illinois.
In a completely unsurprising development, House Speaker Michael Madigan was re-elected to another term as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois last week.
Members of the General Assembly are on spring break and won't be back in the Capitol for another week.
SPRINGFIELD | A new tax on Illinois strip clubs generated significantly less money than what supporters hoped it would raise in its first year.
Daffodils were blooming. The magnolia trees were budding. It was a time of new life and growth in Illinois' capital city last week.
SPRINGFIELD | Three years after running out of money to bury poor people, Illinois may face a similar scenario in the upcoming fiscal year.
SPRINGFIELD | Money for local restaurant inspections and infectious disease control could be slashed under a doomsday budget scenario being debated in the Capitol.
After Gov. Pat Quinn said schools and universities would suffer greatly if the state's temporary income tax isn't made permanent, we sought out his opponent for a response.
SPRINGFIELD | Motorists who endanger emergency crews on highways could face stiffer penalties under legislation moving through the Illinois Legislature.
SPRINGFIELD | In a sign Democrats are sticking to their 2014 election playbook, House Speaker Michael Madigan signaled Tuesday a minimum wage increase could be on the horizon in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD | Motorists could pay higher taxes at the fuel pump in order to ensure Illinois roads don't fall into disrepair under a plan floated Tuesday by a coalition of business and labor groups.
A study published last month in the Journal of Consumer Research found that when someone is put into a scary situation without anyone to turn to, they will seek out a familiar brand-name product to provide that missing support.
SPRINGFIELD | When it comes to video gambling, the majority of the most lucrative sites in Illinois are bars or restaurants.
SPRINGFIELD | House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to make millionaires pay higher income taxes advanced in the Illinois House Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD | Even before Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his budget blueprint Wednesday, his fellow Democrats were looking at other options to fill a gap left by the looming rollback of the state's temporary income tax increase.
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