Brian Mackey

Illinois Statehouse Reporter

Brian Mackey covers Illinois state government and politics from the WUIS Statehouse bureau. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-RegisterĀ and Statehouse bureau chief for theĀ Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He can be reached at (217) 206-6020.

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DNR Plan
1:40 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Changes for Illinois Deer Hunters

Efforts to reduce the number of deer in Illinois have been so successful that the state plans to reduce the number of hunting permits this year.

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Renowned Photographer
3:22 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Leibovitz Art Exhibit in Central Illinois

Annie Leibovitz looks at photos from her exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. At left are photos of the hat and gloves Lincoln had with him the night he was assassinated.
Credit Amanda Vinicky/Illinois Public Radio

An exhibit of photographs by Annie Leibovitz is on display for the next six months in Springfield.

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Budget Address Delayed
11:06 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Illinois Budget & the Income Tax Increase

Credit Rich Egger

When lawmakers raised individual income taxes from three percent to five percent a few years ago, it came with an expiration date.

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Election 2014
10:41 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Candidates Pitch 'Electability' At GOP Debate

The 2014 Republican candidates for governor are, from left: state Senator Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Bruce Rauner, and state Senator Kirk Dillard.
Credit Illinois Public Broadcasters

The four men competing for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor met in Peoria Thursday night for a live debate broadcast on public radio and television stations across the state.

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Election 2014
12:32 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Campaigns Must Disclose Payroll Numbers

Bruce Rauner speaks with reporters late last summer
Credit Brian Mackey

The Illinois State Board of Elections is putting a stop to a practice that's allowed political campaigns to hide some of their spending.

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