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  • Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure

    Senate Democrats block Rauner's workers' compensation measure
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday joined their House counterparts in displaying a united front against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's legislative wish list, blocking his plan to overhaul the workers' compensation system and voting down his proposed budget cuts in the latest sign that lawmakers are careening toward a heated overtime session.
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear $10B Philip Morris appeal

    Illinois Supreme Court to hear $10B Philip Morris appeal
    The fate of a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against the nation's largest cigarette maker is in the hands of justices at the Illinois Supreme Court, who heard oral arguments Tuesday in Philip Morris USA's appeal to have the on-again, off-again...

    Illinois Supreme Court hears $10B Phillip Morris appeal

    The fate of a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against the nation's largest cigarette maker is in the hands of justices at the Illinois Supreme Court, who heard oral arguments Tuesday in Phillip Morris USA's appeal to have the on-again, off-again...

    Efforts underway to raise $8.8M for governor's mansion

    Efforts are being launched this week to raise private money to pay for a needed $8.8 million in renovations and repairs to the 160-year-old Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield. The Illinois Executive Mansion Association is hosting a cocktail...

    Reversing course in Illinois

    Reversing course in Illinois
    The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century's most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average...