Experts: Democratic candidates for governor float unworkable, expensive healthcare ideas

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — Several Democratic candidates for Illinois governor are floating ideas they say will improve Illinois’ healthcare outcomes, but critics of the various plans say the ideas are unworkable and expensive. Billionaire J.B. Pritzker said in a campaign video he wants a new program called IllinoisCares. “We should More...

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By Associated Press On Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Rauner stating that he doesn’t run the government in Illinois haunts gubernatorial race

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner raised eyebrows, then questions about whether he misspoke after he declared “I am not in charge” of the state. Now it looks like the comment could haunt More...

By Illinois News Network On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Gov. Rauner won’t commit to debate with GOP challenger Ives

JACKSONVILLE (Illinois News Network) — Gov. Bruce Rauner won’t say if he’ll commit to debating his primary opponent before the March 20 Republican primary. At a stop in Jacksonville Friday morning, Rauner More...

By Illinois News Network On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Downstate Republican senator: Illinois should legalize marijuana

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Add a Republican senator from Central Illinois to the growing list of Illinois lawmakers who say the state should legalize recreational marijuana. State Sen. Jason Barickman More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Hopefuls in Libertarian gubernatorial nomination race participate in first of three debates

CHAMPAIGN (Heartland Newsfeed) — The first of three public debates for the Libertarian Party gubernatorial nomination was held Tuesday night for the three candidates vying for the nomination — Jon Stewart More...

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