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  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 2 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Unions want expedited ruling in pensions suit

    SPRINGFIELD – A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • U.S. won’t let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON – A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist gro ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
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