Government - State

  • Illinois lieutenant governor picks Paul Vallas, Evelyn Sanguinetti hope to help lead

    SPRINGFIELD – Both major-party candidates for lieutenant governor like the fact that 2014 marks the first Illinois election where the tickets ran as a ...
    NEW: Oct. 25, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Costly Capitol renovations recognized for design

    CHICAGO – The architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state capitol has received a coveted awa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races

    DES PLAINES – State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he’s not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handing out y ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Senate Bill 16, Illinois school funding formula topic of Algonquin forum

    ALGONQUIN – Two local General Assembly members will host a forum next week to raise awareness about a controversial overhaul of the school funding for ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Proposed Illinois school funding formula would affect McHenry County, lawmakers and officials warn

    McHENRY – A proposed school funding formula would be devastating to the collar counties and their school districts, one state legislator told local sc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • Election Central 2014

    Welcome to your source for up-to-the-minute election results, candidate profiles, editorial questi ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Illinois 52nd House District candidates focus on taxes, pension reform

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters in the Illinois 52nd House District will choose either Republican incumbent David McSweeney or Democratic challenger Robert Down ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • State buys 51 acres of land adjacent to state parks

    OGLESBY – The state of Illinois has acquired 51 acres of land adjacent to Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby to provide more space for wildlife.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • State money set aside for Chicago shelter

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has announced that $1 million is being set aside for a new domestic violence shelter in Chicago.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Madigan’s office warns of phone scam

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Attorney General’s office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam in which callers posing as government offic ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Craver: What's to stop lawmakers from raising the income tax again?

    If you think the worst that can happen to Illinois taxpayers after the election is that the 67 percent income tax increase set to substantially expire ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Rauner giving veers left and right

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect abortion rights a ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Ex-Sen. Roland Burris an issue in Chicago trial

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a fed ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:24 pm
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