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Bill to allow for dissolution of certain Illinois townships

Billy Kobin, Reporter

April 6, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Illinois residents would be able to vote on local government consolidation and township dissolution under a bill passed in the Illinois House of Representatives last month. State representatives voted March 29 overwhelmingly...

Group submits signatures for Illinois redistricting amendment

Billy Kobin, Reporter

May 16, 2016

Filed under City, Politics

A nonpartisan Illinois citizens group submitted 65,000 pages of signatures to the Illinois State Board of Elections earlier this month for a petition calling for a constitutional amendment to change redistricting procedures in...

State political leaders open negotiations in fifth month without a budget

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories

Illinois Budget Crisis Top Illinois political leaders met Tuesday in Springfield for the first time since May to negotiate the five-month state budget impasse. At the urging of political reform groups, Gov. Bruce Rauner spo...