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Illinois state government
February 26, 2020
Biden looks beyond Super Tuesday with Illinois endorsements
Former Gov. Pat Quinn and more than 80 other top Illinois Democrats are endorsing Joe Biden for president, as the former vice ...
February 25, 2020
Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, ...
February 20, 2020
Blagojevich praises, endorses Trump as justice reformer
Former Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich gushed about Donald Trump a day after the Republican president set him free ...
February 19, 2020
Trump frees Ex-Gov. Blagojevich from prison
Rod Blagojevich walked out of prison in Colorado on Tuesday after President Donald Trump cut short the 14-year prison ...
February 11, 2020
More than 2,400 fetuses found at Illinois home to be buried
In what's sure to be a politically charged ceremony, more than 2,400 fetuses found last year at the suburban Chicago home of ...
January 27, 2020
Ex-Illinois lawmaker charged with red-light camera bribery
Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the powerful ...
January 25, 2020
Woman kills retired trooper, self at Chicago-area cigar bar
A woman fatally shot a retired Illinois State Police trooper and wounded another retired state trooper and an off-duty ...
January 03, 2020
Blagojevich: House Democrats would've impeached Lincoln, too
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich argued in a column that fellow Democrats in the U.S. House who impeached ...
January 02, 2020
Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana
The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal Wednesday in Illinois to the delight of pot fans — many who ...
December 31, 2019
Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions
Illinois' governor granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday, describing the step as ...
November 21, 2019
AP: Catholic Church boards reviewing sex abuse fail victims
Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with ...
November 11, 2019
Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny
A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed ...
October 31, 2019
Report: Trump surveyed donors on freeing Blagojevich
President Donald Trump has again broached the idea of freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" ...
October 28, 2019
Chicago lawmaker accused of bribing senator for bill support
An Illinois state lawmaker bribed a legislative colleague with an offer of $2,500 a month in exchange for the state senator's ...
October 28, 2019
In Chicago, Trump calls the city an embarrassment to the US
Visiting Chicago for the first time as president, Donald Trump disparaged the city Monday as a haven for criminals that is ...
October 12, 2019
Illinois' automatic voter registration delays worry experts
Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a bipartisan plan in 2017 to change ...
October 11, 2019
Indiana AG: 165 more fetal remains linked to late doctor
Indiana's attorney general said Friday that 165 sets of fetal remains have been found in the Chicago area inside a car owned ...
September 27, 2019
Investigations touch Illinois powerbroker's confidants
One of the nation's most powerful state legislators has for decades tended to shrug off the latest scandal involving Illinois ...
September 24, 2019
FBI agents raid Illinois state senator's home, offices
FBI agents carried materials in bankers' boxes and grocery bags out of the Illinois Capitol building on Tuesday, and multiple ...
September 17, 2019
Indiana, Illinois AGs investigate after fetal remains found
Indiana's attorney general said Monday that he will work with his Illinois counterpart to investigate what he called the ...
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