Early Illinois tax filers collecting their refunds
More than 2.3 million Illinois taxpayers have already filed their income tax returns, with more than half getting refunds.
9 charged with defrauding $200K in Ill. benefits
Nine Illinois residents are facing charges of collecting thousands of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits.
Illinois AG reviews 3,400 public-access issues
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her public access bureau handled more than 3,400 new issues involving open records and meetings in 2013.
Martin Sheen joins governor to push minimum wage
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is getting some Hollywood star power as he pushes to raise the minimum wage.
Interest on Illinois' unpaid bills reached $318M
Interest payments on Illinois' late bills cost the state $318 million last year — enough to cover the annual budget of the Illinois State Police.
Illinois deficit at $45 billion
An annual state report puts the Illinois deficit at nearly $45 billion.
GOP governor hopefuls disagree on income tax hike
None of the Republicans running for governor are advocating to extend Illinois' income tax increase. But two have left the door open to the possibility and others are trying to come up with revenue-generating alternatives when the increase expires next year.
Heavy snow cancels hundreds of Chicago flights
The snow is moving out of the Chicago area, but it's leaving behind a few hundred flight cancellations at the city's two airports.
State to sell hundreds of pieces of IDOT equipment
The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to sell hundreds of piece of surplus heavy equipment on the state's online auction site.
Illinois health insurance signups lag behind goals
Nearly 900 Illinois residents per day signed up for coverage on the health insurance marketplace last month. But the state must quicken that pace to reach a goal set by President Barack Obama's administration.
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