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A proposal could give more Illinois voters a chance to lower their property taxes.

A measure is awaiting action from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would end the state's participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database.

The House has approved a plan pushed by the Democratic state comptroller to require Illinois governors to pay employees from their budgets, not those of other agencies. 

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable jobs after the death of a child-welfare worker was beaten last fall.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner agrees that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should resign.

A plan to close the wage gap between men and women sailed through the Illinois Legislature last year, but Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed it. Now, the measure is back.

The U.S. Treasury has ruled that Illinois homeowners who prepaid their 2018 property taxes last year will receive the full state and local tax deduction.

The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold public hearings on the state's automatic voter registration system before it takes effect this summer. 

In the 18th Congressional District race Republican incumbent Darin LaHood walked away with 79 percent of the vote over Don Reints. LaHood will look to retain his seat in the November election running against repeat Democratic contender Junius Rodriguez. Rodriguez won 42 percent of the vote in a three-way race yesterday against Brian Deters and Darrel Miller. 

The Illinois treasurer says he opposes a bill that would take away his office's authority to hire auditors to help recover residents' unclaimed property.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a Medicaid funding plan that changes the way hospitals are reimbursed for treating low-income patients.

There are signs key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.

The Republican floor leader in the Illinois House says a GOP candidate seeking a seat in the General Assembly is unworthy of the post because of his use of sexist and racist language.

The Illinois Senate is endorsing a plan to require children to ride in rear-facing car seats until age 2.

Illinois school administrators say they cannot afford to pay teachers' pension costs as part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to balance the state budget.

Senate President John Cullerton is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to propose a budget plan that's balanced.

An outspoken Holocaust denier is likely to appear on the November ballot as the Republican nominee for a Chicago-area congressional district.

Republican candidate for governor Jeanne Ives says her contentious campaign ad against Gov. Bruce Rauner is an "accurate representation" of policies her rival has endorsed.

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner will air campaign ads featuring 11 minutes of conversations between a top Democratic rival and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich captured on FBI wiretaps.

18th District Congressman Darin LaHood is back to work in Washington D.C. Tuesday. The Peoria Republican says he believes Congress cannot let the government shut down.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will run uncontested in the Democratic primary after state Sen. Michael Hastings dropped out of the race.

Illinois  attorney general candidates vying for the Democratic nomination are scheduled to participate in one of their first candidate forums ahead of the March primary. 

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has pledged federal support for fixing problematic water supplies at the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy where Legionnaires' disease has claimed 13 lives since 2015.

Gov. Bruce Rauner is staying at the Quincy Veterans Home where 13 people have died and dozens sickened from Legionnaires' disease. 

An Illinois lawmaker says a casino proposed for southern Wisconsin would deal an economic blow to an adjacent Illinois town.

A former Wisconsin state regulator has been named chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Chicago.

State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules.

An email shows Gov. Bruce Rauner's office recommended the appointment of a state purchasing regulator whom the Republican now claims is under his Democratic rival's thumb.

Next year the state will have a new way to dispose of dead bodies where no next of kin is found or families don’t have the means to pay for a burial… and it could benefit students.

Downstate Congressman John Shimkus will help negotiate the final version of the Republican tax reform bill. 

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