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  • Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

    WASHINGTON – Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Solution elusive to Illinois’ highway funding gap

    CHICAGO – For motorists, Illinois’ reliance on rapidly diminishing federal funding to repair the state’s aging roads and bridges means wasted hours st ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Bill would tighten rules for vaccine exemptions in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to tighten the rules for parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccination requirements because of re ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Unwelcome mat: White House tries to counter Benjamin Netanyahu visit

    WASHINGTON – In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Obama: No accident economy improving on his watch

    WASHINGTON – Taunting Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday said it's "not an accident" that the economy is improving on his watch and that Re ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info

    WASHINGTON – About 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and offic ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner's higher education cuts larger than expected, would affect all aspects of NIU

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University officials are considering reducing staff, restructuring academic programs and pursuing more grants after Gov. Br ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Immigrants feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Democrats blast Rudy Giuliani for questioning Obama's love of U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urg ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • White House: Higher wages needed to make up for stagnation

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's top economists say that even as the U.S. has managed to kick start a lasting and growing recovery, modest wage g ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:39 am
  • DeKalb School District 428 decides to move forward with land swap proposal

    DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 board could own more property next to two of its elementary schools by next month.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Illinois senator Donne Trotter compares Bruce Rauner to 'ISIS warrior'

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois state senator who previously apologized for inflammatory comments has compared Gov. Bruce Rauner to an Islamic State "warrio ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Jeb Bush: 'I am my own man,' not my brother or father

    CHICAGO – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his views about America's place in the world will often be compared with those of his father and brother, ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for billions in budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' new Republican governor called Wednesday for deep spending cuts to Medicaid, pensions and other programs to fix the state's bu ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget likely to set up battle with Democrats

    CHICAGO – Since the night he was elected, Gov. Bruce Rauner has repeatedly said he wants Illinois to be the most competitive yet compassionate state i ...
    Feb. 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm
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