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  • Hastert, the accidental House speaker, faces his own scandal

    Hastert, the accidental House speaker, faces his own scandal
    He was the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, and proud of how far he'd come from his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach. "Coach," in fact, was a nickname that stuck. So news Thursday that Dennis...
  • Southland lawmakers rip Rauner on Illiana cut

    Southland lawmakers rip Rauner on Illiana cut
    Southland legislators derided Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to cut funding for the proposed Illiana toll road and contend that the action continues a pattern of disregard for their economically embattled communities. Rauner, a Republican, announced...
  • Hastert statue shelved at Illinois Capitol

    Hastert statue shelved at Illinois Capitol
    The Illinois House has put on hold a proposal to spend $500,000 to put a statue in the state Capitol honoring Republican Dennis Hastert after the former U.S. House speaker declined the offer. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan filed a bill May 5...
  • Rauner aide's criticism of lawmakers earns Democrats' retort

    Criticism of lawmakers by a top aide of Gov. Bruce Rauner led to a scorching exchange on the Illinois House floor. Richard Goldberg is deputy chief of staff to the Republican governor. He called a legislative hearing over Rauner paying his education...
  • Ill. House Oks workers' comp reform, GOP says it falls short

    Illinois House Democrats came back to Springfield carrying what they called an olive branch to Gov. Bruce Rauner on business reform. However, Republicans derided Thursday's votes on employment insurance for workplace injuries. In the words of Downers...
  • Legislature backs up-or-down vote for NC high court justices

    The North Carolina legislature formally agreed Thursday to try another method of electing some judges to the state's highest court. The General Assembly approved a bill that gives most sitting state Supreme Court justices the option to be re-elected to...
  • State planes grounded by Gov. Rauner in cost-cutting move

    Dozens of state employees and top Illinois officials will be affected by Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to ground the state's airplanes in an effort to save $3 million in the coming fiscal year. The planes are used by Democratic members of the state...
  • Speak Out: 'Is Aurora exempt from its own trash ordinance?'

    Speak Out: 'Is Aurora exempt from its own trash ordinance?'
    Editor's Note: Speak Out is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at 312-222-2460. Fix up dairy on Prairie: Finally after seven months, Aurora boarded those busted...
  • GOP Illinois state Sen. Luechtefeld won't seek another term

    Longtime state Sen. David Luechtefeld from southern Illinois says this will be his last term in office. The Okawville (OH'-kah-vil) Republican says he won't seek re-election after he finishes serving his current term. WSIU radio reports (http://bit.ly/...
  • District, city argue Crystal Lake bleachers case before state Supreme Court

    District, city argue Crystal Lake bleachers case before state Supreme Court
    The controversy over a set of large bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School made it to the state's highest court Wednesday. The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments in the case that has pitted homeowners near the school and local leaders against...
  • Illiana foes happy, some unsure, about its apparent demise

    Illiana foes happy, some unsure, about its apparent demise
    Opponents of the Illiana toll road are elated but remain a bit skeptical about Gov. Bruce Rauner's announcement that the controversial road will be removed from the state's multi-year transportation plan. "The Illiana ... is on hold indefinitely due...