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  1. Applications available for youth police campRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Daily Chronicle

    SPRINGFIELD – The 45th annual American Legion Youth Police Camp will be from June 25 to 30 at the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield. The aim is to promote educational and learning opportunities for 14- to 16-year-olds in the areas of law enforcement, military, leadership, cultural diversity, personal development, physical fitness and social and interpersonal skills, according to a news release.


  2. Illinois governor offers tax-hike guidance to end stalemateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 16 | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his budget address Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly at the Capitol in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what tax hikes he'd accept to end Illinois' nearly two-year budget stalemate, enduring derisive laughter from Democratic legislators who shelved his first two spending plans.


  3. Illinois fails to support disability services, report findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 29 | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his State of the State address Wednesday in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. With crises mounting around him and potential Democratic rivals circling, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's strategy for keeping his job in 2018 appears to involve stressing the bright spots and blaming others for the things going horribly wrong.


  4. With eye on 2018, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says 'Don't blame me'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his State of the State address in the Illinois House chamber Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 in Springfield, Ill. Rauner called on lawmakers to work with him to resolve Illinois' budget crisis, saying both parties agree something needs to change.


  5. Miller: Offering bad political advice to a future presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Daily Chronicle

    On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when people could smoke in the Senate chambers and back when both of us smoked.


  6. Illinois Senate skips planned budget vote, returns ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Daily Chronicle

    AP photo Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, visits with Sen. Terry Link, D-Vernon Hills , and Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, on the floor of the Illinois Senate before session was adjourned for the day Tuesday. SPRINGFIELD – Illinois senators, still grappling with the sticker shock of a tax increase and other far-reaching restructuring to end the nation's longest state budget deadlock, skipped a much-anticipated vote on the massive package and adjourned early Wednesday evening.


  7. Large crowds turn out for women's marches across IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | Daily Chronicle

    CHICAGO – Dorothy DeCarlo burned her bra during college 50 years ago to fight for women's rights. As she stood among a sea of people gathered for a women's rally and march in downtown Chicago on Saturday, she carried a sign that stated: “I can't believe I still have to protest this [expletive].” “I thought we took the bruises.


  8. New Legislature, same old problem in Illinois: No budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois Senate Parliamentarian Giovanni Randazzo unloads a box of paperwork containing budget bills on the Senate floor before both Democrats and Republicans go into caucus during the lame-duck session Monday at the state Capitol in Springfield. SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' financial crisis is being handed off from one set of lawmakers to another this week – a problem that, at 18 months, is the nation's longest-running budget stalemate.


  9. Illinois electors cast their 20 votes for Hillary ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    Tim Mapes, ‎Executive Director at Democratic Party of Illinois, peeks into the Illinois Electoral College Ballot Box as elector Shirley McCombs counts the ballots Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois members of the Electoral College cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton for president.


  10. Democrat to try solving Chicago gun violence with sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, speaks during a news conference Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Springfield. Raoul is preparing legislation to impose longer sentences on defendants who've committed a gun-related crime before.


  11. Our View: Jekyll-Hyde conduct sours governanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    What does “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, have to do with American post-election politics 130 years later? Dr. Henry Jekyll, a basically good man, makes the mistake of mixing and drinking a potion that unleashes his inner demons, transforming him into Mr. Edward Hyde, a ruthless evildoer. In American politics, we see basically good people who, after tasting the potion of power, find themselves stooping to contemptible lows to retain it.


  12. Gov. Rauner wants work on budget to continue next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he hopes Illinois lawmakers resume work to end an epic budget standoff next week when they return to Springfield for a brief session and not just focus on trying to override his vetoes. The Republican governor said he wants to meet with legislative leaders Monday to discuss how to proceed, but Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan hasn't responded.


  13. Pricey legislative races dominate Election Day in IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in Illinois are counting on a big victory by Hillary Clinton to carry them to important wins in the statehouse, U.S. Senate and a pricey contest for comptroller. Republicans, meanwhile, are angling for more influence in the Democrat-controlled Legislature with the help of wealthy GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has invested unprecedented amounts of money on down-ballot races that will affect what he's able to achieve in the last two years of his term.


  14. At Senate debate, Kirk says he's 'not a racist'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    CHICAGO – Making a final pitch to keep his U.S. Senate seat, Republican Mark Kirk kicked off a debate with Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth by again apologizing for mocking her immigrant background and her family's military service. He later added, “I am absolutely not a racist.” Duckworth entered Friday night's debate at ABC7 as the favorite in a contest that will help determine if Democrats retake control of the Senate.


  15. Fallout from Kirk's 'racist' comment weakens bid for 2nd Senate termRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    AP photo Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth face off Thursday at the University of Illinois in Springfield in their first televised debate in what's considered a crucial race that could determine which party controls the Senate. CHICAGO – Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, already facing an uphill battle for re-election, is entering the crucial final week before Election Day weakened by comments about his opponent that critics attacked as racist and “beyond reprehensible.” Two organizations whose endorsements Kirk touted as indicators of his independence withdrew their backing over the weekend, issuing blistering rebukes.


  16. Kirk, Duckworth participate in first televised Senate debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    In this June 9, 2014, file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., speaks in his office in Chicago. Illinois was once billed as one of November's most competitive U.S. Senate races.


  17. Illinois worst in reclaiming jobless benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    AP file photo The Illinois Department of Employment Security office is open Sept. 29 in Springfield.


  18. Illinois schools eliminating zero-tolerance policiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Westchester, speaks with reporters during a February 2015 news conference at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Lightford sponsored a new law that requires schools to limit long-term suspensions, and eliminates zero-tolerance policies used to severely punish students for certain offenses.


  19. Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into IllinoisRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, smiles March 3 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Durkin is the sponsor of legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday that would punish firearm traffickers in Illinois with sentences of up to 30 years in prison.


  20. Embracing Lincoln, Clinton urges nation to fix divisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Daily Chronicle

    SPRINGFIELD – Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln has been transformed into “the party of Trump,” declaring her GOP presidential opponent a polarizing figure who is deepening the divisions in America. Clinton embraced the symbolism of Lincoln's “House Divided” speech, using the Illinois Old State House chamber as the backdrop to argue that the nation needs to repair its divisions after a series of high-profile police shootings.


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