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  • Court rejects State Dept. plan for release of Hillary Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge rejected the State Department's proposal to release portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hil ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal forms presidential exploratory committee

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took another step toward running for president Monday, announcing the formation of an exploratory commi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Illinois marijuana industry pins hopes on skeptical governor

    CHICAGO – Advocates of Illinois' troubled medical marijuana experiment hope to reassure investors by pushing to have lawmakers extend it beyond 2017, ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Obama puts stricter controls on military-style for police

    WASHINGTON – Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government f ...
    May 18, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • States saying ‘no’ to cities seeking to regulate businesses

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something abo ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Government meetings May 18-21

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Gov. Rauner doles out $400K to fellow Illinois Republicans

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has started doling out money from his campaign fund to fellow Republicans as the Illinois Legislature approaches what coul ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Illinois House supports property-tax freeze; Rauner objects

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that Democrats say would freeze the amount of property taxes collected won support on the Illinois House floor.
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, who campaigned on transparency, now secretive

    SPRINGFIELD – When running for office, future Gov. Bruce Rauner regularly pledged to bring unprecedented transparency to state government as part of t ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Proposal would expand what is offered at roadside stands

    SYCAMORE – Jamie Walter, CEO and president of Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb, wants the chance to better market his brand at his roadside farm sta ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • In hindsight, Jeb Bush says, he wouldn't have invaded Iraq

    TEMPE, Ariz. – After days of refusing to say whether, with the benefit of hindsight, he would have ordered an invasion of Iraq in 2003, Jeb Bush relen ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • George Stephanopoulos: I should have disclosed Clinton Foundation donations

    NEW YORK – ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has apologized for not notifying his employer and viewers about two contributions totaling $50,000 th ...
    May 14, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers skeptical about pension deal this spring

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers expressed skepticism Wednesday that they'll be able to pass a new pension fix this spring, despite pressure from Gov. ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • House GOP panel proposes Amtrak cuts

    WASHINGTON – A powerful House committee is weighing legislation that would slash funds for Amtrak by 18 percent just hours after a deadly train crash ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • DeKalb City Council meeting: Century States Tower II withdraws request for cellphone tower permit

    DeKALB – Central States Tower II LLC withdrew its request for a special-use permit at the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday, effectively terminating ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:31 pm
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