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3 weeks ago

Rauner Promotes Motorcycle Awareness

Like him or not, Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing something nobody around Springfield can remember his predecessors doing: ride his own Harley-Davidson motorcycle around the capital city.


3 weeks ago

SEIU Healthcare Sues Rauner Over OT

The union representing home-care workers in Illinois has filed an unfair labor practices charge against Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.

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3 weeks ago

U of I Investigates Noose Found on Desk

University of Illinois officials are investigating discrimination claims by a group of black current and former university employees, including the discovery of a noose on a desk.


3 weeks ago

SIUE Approves Job Contracts

Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville has approved contracts for hiring temporary service employees.

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3 weeks ago

State Collects More Late License Plate Fees

Illinois collected another $1.6 million from late-vehicle registration fines in April to more than double its year-to-date haul from the same period last year as residents go without renewal reminders because there's no budget.

3-22-16 Rauner at State Fairgrounds

3 weeks ago

Rauner Declines to Endorse Trump

Rauner doesn't like Trump's "rhetoric."


3 weeks ago

One Shot Left at Changing Remap This Year

Independent Maps petitions arrive today

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

3 weeks ago

Remove Statute of Limitations for Child Sex Offenders?

Could prevent another Hastert

5-5-16 Officers Memorial 2

3 weeks ago

Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.


3 weeks ago

Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.


3 weeks ago

Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.

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3 weeks ago

DuQuoin State Fair Starts Vendor Payment Program

Officials with the Du Quoin State Fair have created a new program to pay vendors who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.

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3 weeks ago

Lawmakers Question Auditor General About Spending

A group of Republican lawmakers is demanding that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino explain spending by his campaign committee while he was a state representative.

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3 weeks ago

Donor Pays Closed State Parks’ Power Bills

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area and Horseshoe Lake State Park have reopened after a donor paid to turn the electricity back on.

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3 weeks ago

ISU Planetarium to Hold Discussion on “Transit of Mercury”

The Illinois State University Planetarium is inviting the public to a weekend program to learn about a rare passage of Mercury across the face of the sun that will take place Monday.


3 weeks ago

LaHood Hosts Heroin Forum in Springfield

How to address the heroin epidemic and the sometimes overuse of painkillers and opioid drugs.


3 weeks ago

Superintendents Praise Manar’s School Funding Plan, ISBE Dislikes It

Lawmaker asks, "What are we supposed to do here in Springfield?"

5-4-16 UIS Groundbreaking

3 weeks ago

UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.


3 weeks ago

Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

3 weeks ago

Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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