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Illinois state government
September 23, 2015
Illinois man refurbishes masterful paintings - for free
An Illinois man has spent up to 10 hours every day for 11 years cleaning and fixing 1,500 paintings for museums nationwide.
September 11, 2015
GOP state Sen LaHood to replace ex-US Rep Schock of Illinois
Darin LaHood, a Republican state senator and son of former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, easily won a special ...
August 12, 2015
Illinois governor signs police guidelines for body cameras
Illinois has become one of the first states nationwide to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for body cameras, ...
August 04, 2015
Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday asked a full federal appeals court to rehear his case, hoping it will ...
August 04, 2015
State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid
A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to ...
July 29, 2015
GOP leaders rally around Kirk after fundraiser's criticism
Illinois Republicans rallied around first-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday after a top fundraiser briefly suggested that ...
July 21, 2015
A timeline of Blagojevich's career, legal battles
Highlights from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's political career and legal saga: —1993: Blagojevich begins ...
July 07, 2015
Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget
Illinois won't be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, ...
June 29, 2015
Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown
Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, ...
June 18, 2015
Illinois high court: Comcast must reveal anonymous commenter
Comcast Cable Communications must identify an Internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a ...
June 15, 2015
Hospital group says Illinois could lease Healthcare.gov
A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois says the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost ...
June 09, 2015
The Latest on Hastert: Ex-speaker somber in court appearance
3:15 p.m. CDT Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert stood motionless and somber during his first court appearance since ...
May 30, 2015
Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others
Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others. Now, eight years after ...
May 29, 2015
Latest on Dennis Hastert: Statue to honor ex-speaker on hold
12:20 p.m. (CDT) Plans to honor former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert with a $500,000 statue at the Illinois Capitol were ...
May 08, 2015
Illinois justices overturn state's landmark 2013 pension law
The Illinois Supreme Court forced the state Friday to find another way to fix the nation's worst government-employee pension ...
May 06, 2015
GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois can't bail out Chicago
Gov. Bruce Rauner told Chicago aldermen Wednesday that Illinois can't "bail out" the nation's third-largest city, and urged ...
April 29, 2015
Ex- Illinois Gov. Walker, who served prison term, dies at 92
Dan Walker, a combative populist who became Illinois governor after condemning Chicago's reaction to Democratic National ...
April 10, 2015
Judge overturns Illinois order restricting union dues
A judge has issued an order requiring Illinois government agencies to immediately reinstate mandatory union dues for ...
April 10, 2015
Latest on tornadoes: Twister may have had winds of 200 mph
4:10 p.m. CDT Meteorologists from the National Weather Service have been surveying northern Illinois areas hit by tornadoes ...