Election 2014

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Quinn Agrees to Live on Minimum Wage Salary

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.

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Vallas Rips Rauner Budget Proposal

The numbers don't add up, Dem lt gov candidate says

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Appellate Court Will Hear Term Limits Appeal

An Illinois appellate court has agreed to hear an expedited appeal of a ruling that banned a question on term limits from the November ballot.

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GOP AG Hopeful Would Do Things Differently on Pensions

Paul Schimpf: Part of the new law is indefensible

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Rauner Takes Aim at Property Taxes

Local government would raise them by referendum only

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Elder, Disabled Care Are Fair Game in Guv’s Race

Rauner-owned facilities, Quinn agencies both blamed

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Libertarians Say, Don’t Forget Us

Income tax is a Republican creation, they remind us

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Quinn: More about Rauner’s Taxes, Please

Rauner spokesman: "stunt"

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Subpoenas Are Serious, Says Pat Brady

Quinn testifying would be logical, says former Illinois GOP chair

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Rutherford Fires Three Administrators

The Associated Press has learned Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired three top administrators after an investigation by the treasurer's inspector general.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Lt. Gov. Simon to Rauner: Release Your Tax Returns

The Quinn campaign trotted out Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Monday to build pressure on Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner to release his tax returns.

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Durbin: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Only Fair”

Urges 'yes' vote on non-binding referendum

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Gov. Quinn Signs Pill Bill

GOP: It's a gimmick

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Dems: Show Us Your Taxes, Rauner

GOP candidate takes advantage of laws to lessen his tax burden

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Durbin: There Will Be Debates

Details, including how many, still being worked out

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Same-Day Voter Registration Is Here – This Year

Republicans say it's a gimmick to help majority Democrats

Ann L. Schneider, left, Illinois Department Of Transportation Secretary, and chairman of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's policy committee, listens to committee member Elliott Hartstein speak against adding the Illiana Tollway to the agency's long-term development plan Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Chicago. The Chicago-area planning agency criticized the $1.3 billion project in the past, but on Thursday members voted in favor of a 47-mile expressway between Indiana and Illinois that has the support of both of the states' governors.

GOP Criticizes Quinn over Schneider Ouster; Quinn Says She Resigned

Republicans are criticizing Gov. Pat Quinn over hiring troubles at his Transportation Department, where he replaced director Ann Schneider.

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Signs Voting Bills

The new law only applies to the November election.

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Beer Tickets Land State Fair Manager in Hot Water

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On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

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Maintaining common standards in online college coursework is the goal of a new state law

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Illinois Coal a Hot Commodity Worldwide

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Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.

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Downtown Taylorville Building Partially Collapses

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A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.

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Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

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Half a dozen central Illinois counties could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.