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Illinois unemployment drops, but state sheds jobs
CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Illinois' unemployment rate dropped in December, the fourth straight month of declines, the state Department of Employment Security said Friday.Continued ...
Illinois unions prepare attack on GOP's Rauner
CHICAGO (AP) — After months of owning the airwaves and raising millions more than his three GOP opponents in the campaign for Illinois governor, Bruce Rauner's biggest test in the Republican primary may come not from his rivals but from the well-funded and politically powerful labor unions that traditionally side with Democrats.Continued ...
Blago trial witness testifies at Nayak sentencing
CHICAGO (AP) — A witness at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's initial trial testified Wednesday at the sentencing of a Chicago-area businessman convicted of bribing doctors for referrals to surgery centers, describing "panic" among some political fundraisers after Blagojevich's 2008 arrest.Continued ...
Medical marijuana rules unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) — To use medical marijuana in Illinois, patients would be fingerprinted, undergo a background check and pay $150 a year to get a special photo ID under proposed regulations unveiled Tuesday.Continued ...
Gov. hopefuls cool to more marijuana legalization
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois may have a new medical marijuana law on the books, and two other states may have approved the drug's recreational use, but the candidates for Illinois governor this year don't support legalizing it outright in their state.Continued ...
Lawmakers question Illinois' corporate tax breaks
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawmakers on Friday questioned the effectiveness of the tax breaks Illinois gives companies to keep or create jobs, with one legislator saying there's little verifiable evidence the incentives work and another calling the current system "insanity."Continued ...
- Illinois expecting flood of Medicaid applications
- Ill. committee rejects video gambling rules
- Fixing economy top priority for GOP gov hopefuls
- Feds: More than 61K Illinois residents pick plans
- 3 more health insurers extend payment deadlines
- GOP candidate Rauner flips stance on minimum wage
- Illinois municipalities counting deep freeze costs
- Comment period ending on Illinois 'fracking' rules
- More retired Ill. workers sue over new pension law
- Ill. law limits use of disabled parking placards
- Illinois State Police ready for concealed carry
- Retired Ill. teachers sue state over pension law
- 'Lincoln' movie exhibit opens in Illinois Jan. 17
- Quinn has Christmas lunch with service members
- Illinois unemployment drops, but state sheds jobs