Search underway to replace GOP lawmaker after sudden resignation

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Local GOP political leaders are looking for a replacement for a prominent state representative who abruptly resigned Sunday. Suburban Chicago State...

State takes first step in reigning in standardized tests

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois isn’t getting rid of the bevy of tests students take every year, but the state will finally track just how...

Chicago City Council helps ex-offenders find jobs

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The Chicago City Council wants to help ex-offenders get work in the trades. The council recently approved an ordinance that gives...

Rauner vetoes labor bills that would cost $1 billion

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto pen to change or sink a number of union-backed proposals, two of which dealt with...

Illinois stolen valor law should have stiffer penalties, vet says

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Experts on stolen valor say a measure signed last week by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is a small step toward holding...

GOP lawmaker steps down, citing cyber security concerns

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A prominent Republican state lawmaker is stepping down. Downers Grove state Rep. Ron Sandack announced his immediate resignation on Sunday. The...

Independent Map Amendment brief due to Illinois Supreme Court this week

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A state Supreme Court brief is due this week due this week in the final fight to change how Illinois draws...

Munger makes records an open book

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Following the money in Illinois just got a little easier. That’s thanks to a new searchable database called Openbook that lets...

Despite 300 shut-off notices, state still owes public utility $12 million

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois has two months to work with Springfield’s municipally-owned utility on either paying its multi-million dollar bill or setting up a...

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