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  • Judge denies Madigan request to stop state workers' pay

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop payi ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois bill would require colleges to accept high-scoring students

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public univ ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Rauner talks tax hikes, need for compromise

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what tax hikes he’d ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois program will offer state-run plan to help workers save for retirement

    CHICAGO (AP) – States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, e ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:25 am
  • Illinois Secretary backs school bus seat belt mandate

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Secretary of State is backing a measure that would require seat belt ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • Illinois historic sites will offer online donation option

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois soon will give visitors a chance to donate online to free-admission hist ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers propose biotech tax credits

    DECATUR (AP) – Two Illinois lawmakers have proposed a plan to offer tax credits to biotechnology bus ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Illinois schools get lessons in trauma

    DECATUR (AP) – Six schools in central Illinois are participating in a pilot project to train teacher ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 9:33 pm
  • Battle over Illinois state workers' pay heads to court this week

    A judge in St. Clair County on Thursday is scheduled to hear Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 9:46 pm
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