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1 hr ago | Myrtle Beach Online
For weeks the Chicago Democrat has largely kept out of the public eye as four Republicans square off for the chance to unseat him in the fall.
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5 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
A task force studying reform of the region's mass transit system is considering two plans that would drastically overhaul the way the Chicago area's network of buses and trains is overseen and operated.
9 hrs ago | The Capitol Fax Blog
Gov. Pat Quinn is facing a challenger in Tuesday's Democratic primary election, but the state's chief executive is not running much of a campaign.
By Jackson Adams Illinois News Network As the cost of attending an Illinois state university continues to climb, Illinois lawmakers are pushing various pieces of legislation to try and address affordability.
Victims of sex trafficking are getting new support from Illinois politicians. They want Congress to increase federal penalties and shutdown websites used for online sex trafficking.
The Illinois School Superintendent says he needs one billion dollars more and lawmakers are talking about giving him one million less, reports WBBM's John Cody.
None of the Republicans running for governor are advocating to extend Illinois' income tax increase.
The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to sell hundreds of piece of surplus heavy equipment on the state's online auction site.
As St. Louis celebrates its 250th birthday, some Illinois historic sites are being recognized for their significance to the city.
The money came through a combination of litigation and collection efforts. About one-third of the money was collected through litigation for damages to state property, child support, unpaid educational loans, fines and penalties.
Early voting has already begun for the Illinois General Primary, but the actual date of the election is March 18. Both Republicans and Democrats are racing to fill several public office positions across the state.
Nearly 900 Illinois residents per day signed up for coverage on the health insurance marketplace last month, but the state must quicken that pace to reach a goal set by President Barack Obama 's administration.
An appellate court in Chicago says transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed.
For example, people who alter their lifestyles by eating responsibly and exercising more will reap multiple benefits.
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Republican candidate for governor of Illinois Kirk Dillard prepares to speak on March 4, 2014 at a public forum at the David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.