State News

Business
6:00 am
Mon February 17, 2014

IL lawmaker pushing more protection for lotto winners

A state legislator wants to give Lottery winners the option of staying out of the public eye. 

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Government
4:41 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

State disability advocates worried about new healthcare initiative

Advocates for people with disabilities say they're worried Governor Pat Quinn's newest healthcare initiative would crowd out certain groups. 

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State News
1:37 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Dillard feels sorry for Rutherford

A Republican candidate for Illinois governor says he feels sorry for one of his primary opponents.

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State News
6:12 am
Fri February 14, 2014

U of I Art History professor was among "Monuments Men"

A new movie on the efforts to preserve artwork stolen during World War 2 is helping to highlight the work of a former University of Illinois art history professor.

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Government
11:29 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Illinois plans hunting permit reductions

Efforts to reduce the number of deer in Illinois have been so successful, the state plans to reduce the number of hunting permits this year.

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State News
1:27 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Deere and Co announces layoffs at Quad Cities combine plant

Just a day after reporting record quarterly profits, Deere and Company has announced layoffs at its combine plant in the Quad Cities. Spokesman, Ken Golden, says about 120 jobs will be cut at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline. He says the company must continue to match the size of the workforce with demand.

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State News
6:43 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Quinn challenger tells governor to "man up"

Credit www.hardimanforillinois.com

Democratic candidate for governor Tio Hardiman is lashing out at incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn for refusing to debate in the run-up to the March primary. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, Quinn isn't saying much in response.

A spokeswoman for the Quinn campaign previously said there would be no debates between he and Hardiman. The governor was asked why voters shouldn't be able to hear from both men face to face.

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Government
7:08 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Rahm Emanuel defends pet coke proposal

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending a proposed ordinance that could drive out at least one segment of industry from the city. 

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State News
6:53 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Illinois veterans tout ‘Heroes’ program

As veterans return to civilian life in Illinois, the state provides loans to those having trouble affording a home. As Hannah Meisel reports, officials were in Springfield Wednesday, touting that program.

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Government
6:26 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

New Lincoln postal stamp unveiled

Wednesday, on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new stamp paying homage to the Sixteenth President.  

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