Springfield

Amid political darkness, a bright spot for criminal justice reform in Illinois
Sep 27, 2016

Pete Leonard has employed 35 ex-offenders since 2009 at Second Chance Coffee Company in Wheaton. ...

Karmeier named chief justice of Illinois Supreme Court
Sep 19, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier will become the next chief justice. Karmeier ...

Rauner administration: Lottery program shows ‘merit pay’ works
Sep 19, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The state has paid more than $631,000 in bonuses over the past two years to ...

Reeder: Rauner 'gutless' on bill to stop recovering prison costs
Aug 23, 2016

SPRINGFIELD – Back in the days when I used to cover criminal courts in Texas, a prosecutor frie...

Rauner signs bill decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana possession
Jul 29, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed into law legislation decriminalizing possession of cannabis in...

Report: It pays to be an Illinois lawmaker
Jul 28, 2016

Illinois lawmakers are making full-time money for part-time work, according to a report from the ...

Don't tell the governor, but the stopgap budget he signed is $8 billion out of balance
Jul 15, 2016

[caption id="attachment_49621" align="alignnone" width="400"] Gov. Bruce Rauner meets with legisl...

Resolution filed to remove Mautino from office
Jul 14, 2016

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday filed a measure seeking the removal of Illinois Auditor General...

Senator's statement on Illinois lawmaker pay sums up all that is wrong in Springfield
Jul 06, 2016

OPINION "As legislators we should get paid for the work that we do, and I thin...

Feisty law firm fights for Rauner's agenda
Jun 30, 2016

Backed by conservative activists, an upstart legal practice battles against Illinois public-secto...

No Illinois budget deal yet; vote expected to come Thursday
Jun 29, 2016

The Illinois House and Senate could vote for an emergency plan to get state government through th...

Enough. Illinois editorial boards unite in demanding enough of the budget standoff
Jun 28, 2016

Editor's note: Enough. End the crisis that is crippling our state now. In unprecedented unit...

Dueling Illinois stopgap budget measures emerge, leaders say progress made
Jun 28, 2016

Updated - 7:40 p.m. As competing stopgap and education budget proposals emerged in Springfield T...

Rauner says agreement nearly reached on stopgap budget, but won't support CPS "bailout"
Jun 27, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday said an agreement nearly has been reached on a stopgap budget b...

House Dems, GOP introduce Illinois gun control measure
Jun 23, 2016

Suspected terrorists and people considered a threat to public safety would be barred from obtain...


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