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Stories with person: Jim Durkin
  • Q&A: What's next in the Dennis Hastert hush-money case story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 11:28 am

    CHICAGO - The federal judge presiding over former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's hush-money case donated money to the then-Illinois congressman, but he has not said whether he'll recuse himself. That's one of several outstanding issues as Hastert prepares to appear in court on the charges next week.

  • Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan story has photos
    Updated: May-26-15 8:30 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A plan Illinois Democrats are proposing as an alternative to the steep cuts sought by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner would keep budget levels flat for local governments and Medicaid and only modestly reduce higher education assistance, committee leaders said Tuesday.

  • Campaign-style tactics fueling Illinois legislative gridlock story has photos
    Updated: May-24-15 10:12 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with campaign-style mailers, TV ads and new multimillion-dollar political committees.

  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:53 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint on Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Rauner's pro-business reforms after the Republican softened some of his "Turnaround Illinois" demands.