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Rauner details cost-cutting ideas for Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner on Thursday laid out the first specific cost-cutting proposals of his candidacy, saying Illinois could save hundreds of millions of dollars, including by selling most of its airplanes, merging the comptroller's and treasurer's offices and reforming the agency that oversees state property and purchasing.Continued ...
Illinois voters could register on Election Day
CHICAGO (AP) — From Election Day registration to more time to cast early ballots, Illinois voters could see fewer restrictions in November under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign into law.Continued ...
Illinois Rep. Derrick Smith convicted of bribery
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury convicted Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery and attempted extortion Tuesday for taking $7,000 from a purported day care operator seeking a state grant.Continued ...
About 900 Ill. veterans requested, didn't get care
CHICAGO (AP) — Data released Monday shows the average wait time for a patient to see a primary care physician at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Danville is nearly four times the federal administration's target of 14 days.Continued ...
Illinois to spend $4M for ballot measure mailers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will likely spend about $4 million to mail pamphlets and buy newspaper ad space to tell voters about several efforts to change the state constitution in the November election, a state spokesman says.Continued ...
EPA official: Carbon rules built on methods in use
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top official from the Environmental Protection Agency told utility regulators from 14 states Wednesday that its new plan to target global warming by cutting power plants' carbon dioxide emissions is based on methods already in place across the nation, and not on untested technologies or ideas.Continued ...
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- Gay marriage becomes focus of governor's race
- Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget
- House advances $1B capital bill; budget vote looms
- Democrats cooperate with probe of Quinn's program
- Illinois House advances 2015 budget
- Democrats regroup, craft budget without higher tax
- Bill seeks to jump-start 'fracking' in Illinois
- Sen. Kirk wants probe of new VA hospital claims
- Illinois redistricting group lacks signatures
- Some Illinois Democrats defy leaders on tax rises
- Illinois lawmaker pushes again for gambling plan
- Felon faces gun charge tied to deadly bank robbery
- Illinois House Democrats reluctant to pass budget
- Rauner details cost-cutting ideas for Illinois