Election 2014


Democrats, GOP Spar Over “Business Inversion”

Durbin's Walgreen-inspired idea "stupid," says Oberweis


Oberweis Curries Coal Favor in Williamsville

Disses Durbin's dependability


Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.


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.


Vallas Rips Rauner Budget Proposal

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


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.


GOP AG Hopeful Would Do Things Differently on Pensions

Paul Schimpf: Part of the new law is indefensible


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


Libertarians Say, Don’t Forget Us

Income tax is a Republican creation, they remind us


Quinn: More about Rauner’s Taxes, Please

Rauner spokesman: "stunt"


Subpoenas Are Serious, Says Pat Brady

Quinn testifying would be logical, says former Illinois GOP chair


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.


Durbin: Minimum Wage Increase Is “Only Fair”

Urges 'yes' vote on non-binding referendum


Gov. Quinn Signs Pill Bill

GOP: It's a gimmick


Dems: Show Us Your Taxes, Rauner

GOP candidate takes advantage of laws to lessen his tax burden


Durbin: There Will Be Debates

Details, including how many, still being worked out


Same-Day Voter Registration Is Here – This Year

Republicans say it's a gimmick to help majority Democrats

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Worker Comp Claims Dropping


Workers’ compensation rates are set to drop in Illinois for the third year in a row

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Fair Time Almost Here

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Preview night Thursday August 7th

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

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Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has identified the man killed Wednesday in a motorcycle accident.

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Accident at Clear Lake and I-55 Sends Four to Hospital

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Traffic near a stand-still on southbound I-55 near Clear Lake as crews work to clear an accident

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Cuts Are on the Way to IHPA

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Perhaps lawmakers will give historic sites more money