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Illinois state government
June 24, 2016
Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settled
A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that ...
June 20, 2016
Supreme Court rejects appeal from Illinois smokers
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Illinois smokers who sought reinstatement of a $10.1 billion class-action ...
June 01, 2016
Illinois budget fight shifts to November elections
After finishing another legislative session without agreeing on a budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois' ruling Democrats ...
May 31, 2016
Illinois looks poised to enter 2nd year without budget
Illinois appears poised to enter a second year without a budget after lawmakers finished their legislative session Tuesday ...
May 27, 2016
Police react as Chicago gun violence spills onto expressways
The violence gripping many Chicago neighborhoods is apparently spilling onto its roads, and police will be out in force over ...
May 24, 2016
Illinois pushes legal aid for juveniles in murder cases
A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations ...
May 23, 2016
High court rejects request to reconsider Blagojevich case
The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) appeal ...
May 16, 2016
Illinois police shooting suspect killed after weeklong hunt
A suspect in a police officer's shooting who was shot and killed in southern Illinois after a search of more than a week ...
May 12, 2016
Correction: Senate 2016-Illinois-Lawsuit story
In a story May 12 about a workplace lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth, The Associated Press ...
May 11, 2016
Illinois Senate campaign targets 'war hero' veterans record
Rep. Tammy Duckworth lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq, then went on to hold leadership roles in the ...
May 04, 2016
Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran
Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to avoid doing ...
May 04, 2016
After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law
A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a ...
April 29, 2016
Lawmaker calls for Illinois to revoke Hastert's pension
An Illinois state senator is urging the state to strip Dennis Hastert of the taxpayer-funded pension he receives from when ...
April 24, 2016
Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement
Brian Nelson's years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he says he can still taste the concrete ...
April 08, 2016
The Latest: Filing says Hastert claimed he was extorted
The Latest on former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Federal prosecutors say ...
March 30, 2016
Chicago State backs off request that employees turn in keys
Chicago State University backtracked Wednesday from a plan to collect keys from faculty and staff members, instead announcing ...
March 28, 2016
Supreme Court refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dashed one of Rod Blagojevich's last hopes to reduce his 14-year prison sentence by refusing ...
March 22, 2016
Illinois budget impasse spurs creative way to fund shelters
Illinois homeless shelters struggling to get by without state aid during the budget stalemate could get a much-needed ...
March 08, 2016
GOP group: Tweet about Duckworth and veterans was a mistake
The National Republican Senatorial Committee briefly posted a tweet Tuesday that said a Democratic candidate from Illinois ...
February 24, 2016
Chicago State to end school year early to save money
Chicago State University has told students and faculty that it was eliminating spring break and shortening the semester ...