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State economy grew slowly in 3rd quarter 2019

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois economy grew at a slower pace than most neighboring states and the nation as a whole during the third quarter of 2019, according to new figures released last week. The…

Pritzker calls alleged rape cover-up ‘horrific’

By John O'Connor AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday denounced as "horrific" a newly disclosed email a powerful lobbyist sent seven years ago to top aides in the previous governor's…