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The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation that prohibits local governments from establishing "right to work" zones.

A federal judge in central Illinois is standing by one of his findings in the theft-of-government-funds case against former Rep. Aaron Schock.

Congressman Davis Ready for Tax Cuts

Oct 20, 2017

A central Illinois congressman is ready to vote for tax cuts.

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The U.S. attorney's office for central Illinois wants a federal judge to reconsider his finding that prosecutors made false or misleading statements in former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's theft-of-government-funds case. 

The former head of Chicago's police oversight agency plans to run for state attorney general.

Illinois is chasing a moving target as it tries to dig out of the nation's worst budget crisis, and $7.5 billion worth of unpaid bills hadn't even been sent to the official who writes the checks by the end of June.

Advocates for imprisoned women are thanking Gov. Bruce Rauner for signing a law requiring gender-appropriate and informed practices in the Illinois women's prison and parole systems. 

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she has no "immediate plans" to run for another office when her term is up in 2019, including mayor of Chicago. 

Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved the creation of the Illinois Muslim American Advisory Council. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a plan pushed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan aimed at protecting students who take out college loans.

A spokeswoman says Gov. Bruce Rauner will sign a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a plan that would limit cooperation between authorities in Illinois and federal immigration authorities "seems very reasonable."

The Illinois House has adopted a resolution vilifying white supremacists.

Two Republican legislators won't seek re-election next year. 

Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock's attorneys accuse federal investigators of misconduct in their probe of the Republican and want the charges against him dismissed.

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The Tazewell County Auditor is planning a run for the office next door, so to speak. Republican Shelly Hranka says she’ll run for the County Clerk’s office.

Illinois legislators have adjourned the third day of a special session without wading into a school funding fight. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has summoned lawmakers into special session to settle the public education funding issue weeks before the school bell is set to ring.

DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran has been appointed to fill the Illinois Senate seat held by GOP leader Christine Radogno before she announced her resignation last month. 

Chicago Public Schools officials are promising that school will open on time regardless of whether a critical funding law is enacted. 

Illinois lawmakers have an ironic strategy for digging out of debt: taking on more of it.

A credit ratings agency has removed Illinois from a credit watch since legislators approved a budget and ended a more than two-year impasse. 

The state treasurer says Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must go to New York to talk bond-rating houses out of knocking the state's creditworthiness into "junk" status.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the "Springfield insiders" he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised.

The Illinois Senate has voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a $36 billion budget plan and $5 billion income tax increase. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a $36 billion budget plan that includes a $5 billion income tax increase. 

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner has threatened to reject a plan extending the funding mechanism for the state's 911 call centers, saying proposed fee increases are too high and the plan is loaded with other things. 

Senate President John Cullerton says his chamber has previously accomplished everything Gov. Bruce Rauner has outlined on a special session agenda called to force a budget deal. 

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is urging the House to take action on the Senate-approved budget plan during next week's special session. 

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