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  • Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

    WASHINGTON – Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar ...
    July 11, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    CHICAGO – Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take fur ...
    July 11, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  • Gov candidates make accusations on transparency

    CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations of hiding information and impeding transparency are bubbling up in the race for Illinois governor.
    July 11, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Kirk demands background checks on immigrant kids

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border with Mexico.
    July 11, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Possible compromise emerges on border request

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of Pr ...
    July 10, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • China, U.S. differ on global plan to cut emissions

    BEIJING – China and the United States took small steps toward their shared goal of fighting climate change on Wednesday, but the world's No. 1 and No. ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:11 am
  • Quinn to sign bill expanding adoptees rights

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation to designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their his ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • 2nd IHSA hearing before state lawmakers canceled

    CHICAGO – A second Illinois legislative committee hearing has been canceled involving the not-for-profit association that's in charge of high school s ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Genoa park board moves forward with budget

    GENOA – With its budget going through the final stages of approval, a potential $160,000 project has captured the attention of the Genoa Park District ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Sycamore City Council OKs contract for phase 2 of wastewater upgrades

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore city officials hope to move forward with wastewater treatment plant upgrades as soon as possible, pending Illinois Environmental P ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-l ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Obama signs intelligence bill into law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelli ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants

    PHOENIX – An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

    CHICAGO – The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy – but it didn’t leave them empty-handed.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:24 pm
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