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State News
5:04 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

New Illinois natural resources director touts experience

 The new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says his farming and military experience will help make for a smooth transition.

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Government
4:04 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Rauner: gov't unions should be banned from campaign contributions

Governor Bruce Rauner lit a fire under labor unions in Illinois earlier this week when he suggested local governments -- like counties or cities -- should be able to implement their own right-to-work laws. Rauner went one step further Thursday, saying government unions should be banned from contributing to political campaigns.

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Education
3:37 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Prof. Salaita Sues U of I Leaders, Board Of Trustees

A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages has sued the university's board of trustees and key administrators to try to get that job.

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State News
11:22 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Judge Grady is retiring

A judge named to the federal bench in Chicago 39 years ago by Republican President Gerald Ford is retiring. The last day on the job for Judge John F. Grady is Friday. 

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State News
10:45 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Celebrating Lincoln

Credit Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

A birthday party for the 16th president and other events are planned for February at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. 

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State News
9:13 am
Thu January 29, 2015

College of DuPage offers president golden parachute

 Trustees of the College of DuPage have voted again for a $762,000 retirement deal for the school's president.

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State News
7:35 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Chicago aims to bridge digital divide

  Beginning next month, Chicago residents will be able to check out wireless Internet hotspots from three public library branches.

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State News
7:15 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Rauner High On List of "Sugar Daddies Of State Politics"

Bruce Rauner spent record amounts of money for an Illinois statewide race to win the governor's office in November.

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 7:55 pm

The millions of dollars Republican Governor Bruce Rauner poured into his campaign landed him near the top of a national list of last year's biggest campaign contributors to state races.

The Center for Public Integrity gathered data on political giving to state races. It then used that information to crown "sugar daddies of state politics."

Gov. Rauner and his wife, Diana, came in seventh.

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State News
3:31 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Rauner tops list in campaign contributions

The Center for Public Integrity says Illinois' new governor is one of the "sugar daddies of states politics." 

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State News
3:18 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Partisan debate over statehouse rules

The Illinois House voted to pass the rules for how the legislature will run itself for the next two years. But Republicans took issue with a few of the procedures. 

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