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Right to unionize amendment predicted to pass; ballot measure carrying 53 percent of ballots so far

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters have approved a state constitutional amendment guaranteeing workers the right to organize and engage in collective bargaining. Estimates compiled by multiple […]

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‘Illinoisans made their decision’: Democrats maintain control of all levers of state government

Achieve double-digit victories for statewide offices, strengthen Supreme Court majority By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – As votes continued to be tallied Wednesday, returns showed Illinois Democrats would hold […]

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Early voting expands as campaign enters final two weeks: Pritzker, Bailey travel state, sling barbs

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Early voting hours and locations greatly expanded across the state this week as the campaign season entered its final two-week stretch. Polling places […]

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Bailey vs. Pritzker: Candidates for Illinois governor clash in final debate as Nov. 8 election nears

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Republican challenger state Sen. Darren Bailey met Tuesday night for their second and final debate ahead of the […]

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Tax rebate checks begin going out this week: Income, property tax rebates were part of budget package

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Monday that Illinois taxpayers would soon start receiving rebates of their income and property taxes, either in […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

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Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

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Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

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