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GOP candidate Rauner flips stance on minimum wage
CHICAGO (AP) — The rising issue of a minimum wage hike tripped up Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday, as he declared his previous support for cutting Illinois' minimum wage a "mistake" and said he would now do the opposite: support raising it.Continued ...
Illinois municipalities counting deep freeze costs
CHICAGO (AP) — Empty road salt reserves, blown overtime budgets for snowplow drivers and costly repairs to water mains blown apart by ice were just some of the expenses straining municipalities around Illinois during the deep freeze.Continued ...
Comment period ending on Illinois 'fracking' rules
CARBONDALE (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources planned to accept public comments through Friday on its proposed rules to govern the high-volume oil and gas extraction method known as "fracking," then decide in the coming weeks if it will make changes based on that feedback, officials said.Continued ...
More retired Ill. workers sue over new pension law
CHICAGO (AP) — Two groups of retired state employees on Thursday became the latest organizations to pursue a court challenge of a new plan to eliminate Illinois' $100 billion public pension shortfall.Continued ...
Ill. law limits use of disabled parking placards
CHICAGO (AP) — A state law taking effect Wednesday limits the use of free on-street parking by the disabled.Continued ...
Illinois State Police ready for concealed carry
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois State Police next week will begin taking applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons, and as many as 400,000 are expected to be submitted in the first year, officials said Monday.Continued ...
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