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State News
12:01 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Rauner among nation's top donors in 2014 elections

A new study says multimillionaire Bruce Rauner was among the largest donors to political campaigns in the U.S. in last fall's election.

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6:13 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Rauner's spending freeze puts Quad City flights to D.C. on hold

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Plans to begin offering direct flights from Quad City International Airport to Washington, D.C., are on hold because of a state spending freeze. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner earlier this month froze all non-essential state spending because of Illinois' budget problems.

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12:08 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Rauner Raises Unions' Ire With Right-To-Work Plan

Gov. Bruce Rauner says there's a "corrupt bargain" between unions and politicians; he singles out Gov. Pat Quinn for getting campaign contributions from labor, then working out deals that Rauner says advantaged unions. One labor leader called the "corrupt bargain" notion illegal, and questioned if Rauner's beholden to the businessmen who've put millions of dollars into his campaign fund.

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 8:39 pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner amped up his anti-union rhetoric Tuesday at a speech in Decatur, a city with deep labor roots.  The Republican bemoaned prevailing wage  requirements on public projects for costing the state extra, said Project Labor Agreements are synonymous with "uncompetitive bidding" and introduced a plan to create local right-to-work zones.  

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State News
4:31 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Pumpkin pie could become the official state pie

Credit Peoria Public Radio

For Illinois residents, autumn means falling leaves, changing temperatures and pumpkins.

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1:54 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Judge grants extension in Illinois prison crowding case

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A judge has given attorneys for the state of Illinois another month to review a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit about overcrowding at a southern Illinois prison.

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State News
1:47 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

State lawmaker introduces bill to cut officeholders' pay

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent. 

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State News
1:41 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Suburban Chicago resident has confirmed case of measles

Illinois public health officials say a suburban Chicago resident has a confirmed case of measles.

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State News
6:10 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Apparent marijuana permit winners want process to proceed

Owners of businesses on former Gov. Pat Quinn's short list for medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries say the process was fair and should proceed.

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State News
4:28 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Leadership change for Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois' director of public health under former Governor Pat Quinn has found a new job. Doctor LaMar Hasbrouck will take over next month as the head of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. 

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State News
3:15 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Rauner replaces appointee who helped give job to Quinn aide

Governor Bruce Rauner has replaced the leader of an Illinois agency that gave ex-Governor Pat Quinn's former campaign manager a $160,000-a-year job.  

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