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Stories with person: Jim Durkin
  • 'A lesson in humility.' Obama recalls his Springfield tenure 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 9:21 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - President Barack Obama's speech to Illinois legislators, including some former colleagues, left them starry-eyed and receptive to his message Wednesday about changing the rancorous tone of politics to one that's more collaborative and less combative.

  • With no budget, Rauner repeats calls for pro-business reform story has photos
    Updated: Jan-27-16 4:30 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his State of the State address Wednesday to make another case for changes he says would make Illinois more competitive, even as he acknowledged that huge opposition from Democrats has prompted a record budget stalemate and crippled social services and other programs.

  • The Latest: Fitch downgrades Chicago schools' credit rating 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 2:59 pm

    CHICAGO - The latest on Illinois Republicans proposing a state takeover of Chicago Public Schools (all times local):