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Poll Shows Voters Want to Decide on Public Money for Stadium

House Budget Chairman says he will block any money in the state budget for payments on a new stadium unless approved by voters.

08/27/2015

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Schaaf Stands Opposed to Funding for New Stadium

Schaaf said he’s prepared to filibuster if need be to prevent a vote on the Senate floor.

08/25/2015

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Illinois Police Have 2 Drone-Like Unmanned Aircraft

says the system, which has a camera on it like many drones, can be used like it was a first responder of sorts.

08/21/2015

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Illinois to Close Money-Losing Shooting Complex, Campground

The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for a national competition.

08/06/2015

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Rauner Praises House Vote to Block Lawmaker Pay Raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state’s budget stalemate. The 110-1 vote would still […]

07/28/2015

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500 Illinois State Troopers Missed Payday

A spokesman for the comptroller’s office attributed the problem to employees on direct deposit having changed banks recently.

07/23/2015

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20:  Packages of "No-Doz" caffeine tablets are shown May 20, 2005 in Sydney Australia. Several high-profile athletes in Australia have admitted taking the tablets to boost performance after the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) removed them from the banned list at the start of last year. The director-general of WADA David Howman said that taking caffeine tablets to boost performance is "bordering on cheating" even though the use of the pills is no longer banned.  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Death From Caffeine Powder Prompts New Laws in Illinois

A state Senator says one teaspoon of caffeine powder is like 25 cups of coffee.

07/17/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon waves to friends before giving the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Nixon Vetoes Expanded Powers for Corporate Security Officers

Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that he says would have given some corporate security officers new powers to act like police anywhere in the state.

07/10/2015

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Illinois Has Begun Processing Paychecks Due Wednesday

Illinois officials say they have begun processing paychecks for state workers even though there’s no budget for the fiscal year.

07/10/2015

Confusion in Illinois as a Court Orders State Workers Paid

A one-month Illinois budget that would guarantee state employee pay for July was approved by the House on Thursday.

07/09/2015

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