Judge: Illinois Inmate's Hunger Strike is Protected SpeechA U.S. judge in Chicago has ruled that an Illinois inmate was engaging in expression protected by the First Amendment when he staged a hunger strike over alleged mistreatment.
Two Illinois Senators Push For Ethics LegislationTwo downstate Illinois senators are unveiling legislation that bans agency directors from campaigning for political candidates.
Health Care Task Force Provides Update On Its Work``Every dollar that is improperly spent in our health care programs is a dollar that is not reaching our most vulnerable residents,'' Rauner said in a statement.
Rauner Creates Council He Says Will Cut Illinois BureaucracyIt also is tasked with reducing unneeded requirements to save time and money for businesses, social service providers and residents.
Illinois Wants Waiver to Improve Mental Health ServicesIt would give the state access to $2.7 billion in Medicaid funds to restructure how the program handles mentally ill patients.
Edwardsville Man Dies in Mobile Home FireThey found 70-year-old John Beckovich dead - confined to a rear bedroom because of poor health.
Funeral Services Today for Officer Blake SnyderEdison Avenue between Long Road and Baxter Road will be closed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Snyder's funeral procession.
IDOT Funding Hiking, Biking ProjectsThe agency has approved 33 projects to improve biking and walking paths, trails, beautify street-sides and more.
Illinois Gets Extension to Comply With Real ID StandardsIllinois is among 14 states that received a year-long extension to comply with stricter federal requirements for driver's licenses and identification cards.
Today Last Day to Register to Vote for Upcoming ElectionVoter registration cards must be postmarked by 5 p.m. Those who wish to register online or in person must also do so by 5 p.m.
Local, State Health Officials Issue Rabies WarningCook County Animal and Rabies Control issued the warning Tuesday.
Illinois Governor Slams Trump for Remarks Captured on VideoRepublican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has largely avoided any discussion of the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump.

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