Election 2014

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Durbin Expects to Work with Rauner

Blagojevich an exception, Durbin says

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Cross Concedes Treasurer’s Race, Frerichs Wins

Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.

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Election Official Steps Down Amid Ballot Scrutiny

The longtime director of the Danville Election Commission is stepping down weeks after Republicans scrutinized how ballots were handled.

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Divided Government Can Be Good, Lawmakers Say

Republican governor, Democratic legislature

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Rep. Bost Tours New Washington Digs

Illinois newest member-of-Congress-to-be is in Washington for orientation.

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Public Service Set for Slain U.S. Journalist Foley

Northwestern University is planning a memorial service for U.S. journalist James Foley, who was slain by Islamic State militants.

FILE - This combo of file photos shows the candidates for Illinois state treasurer from left, Republican state Rep. Tom Cross and Democratic state Sen. Mike Frerichs. The race between the two candidates remains unsettled two days after the Nov. 4, 2014 election.

Cross Campaign Alleges Voter Fraud in Treasurer’s Race

The Tom Cross campaign for treasurer says some people are recorded as voting more than once.

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Police Agencies Trained on Pseudoephedrine Tracking Software

Illinois law enforcers took training on NPLEx in Springfield Monday.

FILE - This combo of file photos shows the candidates for Illinois state treasurer from left, Republican state Rep. Tom Cross and Democratic state Sen. Mike Frerichs. The race between the two candidates remains unsettled two days after the Nov. 4, 2014 election.

New Treasurer to be Announced Nov. 30; Recount Possible

The winner in the race for state treasurer is still not certain.

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New Governor Faces a Budget Challenge

Fiscal year will be halfway over when Rauner is sworn in

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Prediction for Veto Session: Not Much

Minimum wage may get attention

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Robocalls: Not Sanctioned By GOP

Misleading robocalls to Chicago election judges were not sanctioned by the GOP.

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Illinois ACA Health Insurance Costs to Increase

Many Illinois consumers who buy health insurance on the new government-run marketplace will see price increases for 2015.

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner greets Henry Kinion, right, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The Republican stopped in Springfield Friday on a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

Rauner Stops in Springfield on Fly Around

Rauner has made a point of saying he is going to move to Springfield and live in the Governor’s Mansion a few blocks from the Capitol.

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State Rep. Ford Given Probation, Fines for Tax Fraud

A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of nearly $3,800.

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Rauner: I Voted Yes on Minimum Wage

Still must include business help, gov-elect says

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Expect Bills to Come from Referenda

The results of advisory referenda will prompt legislation. The minimum wage question — $10 an hour by Jan. 1 –…

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Illinois Dems Keep Supermajorities

Not as big a deal as it sounds, some say

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What Do Political Donors Get?

Not many places to put the money in Illinois legislative races, says Redfield

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Madigan Files Pension Appeal

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

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Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

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A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

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$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

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The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.