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Attorney General Lisa Madigan not running for re-election

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not run for another term. 

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Chris Kennedy announces running mate for Democratic governor run

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Businessman Chris Kennedy will run with a legislative redistricting advocate in the race to secure the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor. 

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Illinois Poet Laureate leaving the post in December

Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein is stepping down from the post in December. More>>

Race resolution passed in Peoria

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City council in Peoria passed a resolution aimed at making the city more receptive to diversity.

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Decatur Republican running for retiring Rep. Bill Mitchell's seat

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A former Decatur city councilman is making a run for retiring state Rep. Bill Mitchell's seat. 

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Chris Kennedy calls for 5 Democratic gubernatorial primary debates

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Democratic candidate for Illinois governor Chris Kennedy is calling for at least five televised debates among his rivals beginning in January. 

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Rauner authorizes $6B in borrowing to pay down state debt

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Gov. Bruce Rauner is issuing $6 billion in bonds to pay down a portion of the state's more than $15 billion stack of unpaid bills. 

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Mendoza puts state employee bonuses to back of the line

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Newly sworn-in Comptroller Susana Mendoza is moving state employee bonuses to the back of the line of bills to be paid. Mendoza said she is asking staff to prioritize social services, education and public safety ahead of bonuses. “When we learned through news reports in October, that as social service agencies were cutting programs because of delays in state payments, the Comptroller, at the direction of the Governor, was giving out nearly $4 million in bo... More>>

Physics teacher declares candidacy for Normal mayor

NORMAL, Ill. – A Normal man declares his candidacy to become the town's next mayor. Overnight, Mark Tiritilli released a statement, saying he has gathered the required amount of signatures needed to get on the April ballot. He says he is basing his policies on quote "smarter growth, lower taxes, and better roads". Tiritilli is currently a physics teacher at Bloomington High School. There are currently no other challengers to incumbent Mayor Chris Koos in the Normal... More>>

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