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Illinois election officials vote on 2 ballot items
CHICAGO (AP) — A measure calling for lawmaker term limits is all but ready for the November ballot, elections officials decided Tuesday as they also reluctantly agreed to give backers of an initiative changing how Illinois draws political boundaries more time to validate signatures.Continued ...
Lawmaker wants probe of $33M Ill. health campaign
NAPERVILLE (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker has called for an investigation into how Illinois spent $33 million in federal money to promote President Barack Obama's health care law — including hiring a high-priced public relations firm and paying far more per enrollee on television ads than any other large state.Continued ...
Chicago determined not to lose Obama library bid
CHICAGO (AP) — Barack Obama's hometown is making an official pitch that the city where the president got his political start should also be at the center of his post-White House legacy, with five separate Chicago bids to host his presidential library ahead of Monday's deadline.Continued ...
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 ...
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