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Ill. committee rejects video gambling rules
CHICAGO (AP) — A day after a legislative committee rejected rules aimed at tightening who sells contracts for video gambling terminals and who can do business with the state, the head of the Illinois Gaming Board said Wednesday he will bring the issue back to lawmakers.Continued ...
Fixing economy top priority for GOP gov hopefuls
CHICAGO — All four Republican candidates for Illinois governor said fixing the state's economic woes would be among their top priorities if they win — an issue they'll be trying to distinguish themselves on in a state that's home to one of the nation's highest unemployment rates and a multibillion-dollar backlog of overdue bills.Continued ...
Feds: More than 61K Illinois residents pick plans
CHICAGO (AP) — More than 61,000 Illinois residents signed up for private insurance coverage in the first three months they were able to through the troubled HealthCare.gov website — 6,000 less than the federal government had projected, but evidence of the state's increasing progress in getting people to enroll.Continued ...
3 more health insurers extend payment deadlines
CHICAGO (AP) — Giving Illinois customers more leeway, three more health insurance carriers extended payment deadlines Friday for people who signed up in the December rush for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law.Continued ...
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 ...
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- Illinois gay marriages OKed for terminally ill
- Blago hearing focuses on what's legal politics
- Ill. committee rejects video gambling rules