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Judge: No pay for Illinois workers without state budget
Jul. 7, 2015
Illinois may not continue to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday.
What to watch in the race for Schock's seat
Jul. 5, 2015
The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock pits the son of a longtime Illinois congressman against a conservative writer who has railed against the 'establishment' GOP.
As budget deadline approaches, Illinois faces a shutdown
Jun. 30, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner says a partial state government shutdown is worth the pain if it brings fundamental change to business and politics in Illinois.
Why does Chicago vote in winter?
Feb. 18, 2015
Sure, the timing’s awful for campaigning and voting, but it wasn’t some trick concocted by the Democratic Machine. In fact, it was meant to empower voters.
Quinn makes 'revenge porn' a felony
Dec. 30, 2014
Distributing private images online without a person's consent will soon be a felony in Illinois.
Topinka remembered as honest, tough at memorial
Dec. 17, 2014
Crowds filled a union hall in suburban Chicago on Wednesday to pay respects to the comptroller.
Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul
Dec. 16, 2014
Chicago has the worst-funded pension system of any major U.S. city. But some workers and unions say the mayor's latest move is unconstitutional.
Same-day registration means long lines for some Illinois voters
Nov. 4, 2014
Some taking advantage of new Election Day voter registration rules ended up in long lines. Chicago officials also report 'dirty trick' robocalls that confused election judges.
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