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  • Quinn pardons man wrongfully convicted in 1993 murder

    CHICAGO – A northern Illinois man who spent more than a decade in prison before DNA evidence cleared him in the 1993 murder of his girlfriend was pard ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Advisers suggest plan for Bruce Rauner's first 100 days in office

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can "usher in a new era" in Illinois, a committee advising the Republican businessman said Friday in offering recomm ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Friday announced an ambitious, multibillion-dollar proposal to pay for two years of community college for ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • House poised to pass pipeline bill as state court clears way

    WASHINGTON – As House Republicans prepared to pass legislation Friday to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Nebraska's highest co ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Mitch McConnell blasts Keystone XL pipeline veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Mitch McConnell kicked off his new role as majority leader Wednesday by holding out hope for compromise with Democrats on some of th ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • White House says it will veto bill to approve Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate, a bill appro ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Obama seeks help of Mexico's Pena Nieto on Cuba, immigration

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hosted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House Tuesday, looking to his southern neighbor for help ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

    WASHINGTON – Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics benea ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 7:41 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear pension reform bill

    How the Illinois Supreme Court rules on the pension reform law will have profound effects on the troubled state budget and the taxpayers who fund it.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Here come the freshmen: Congress' newest class

    WASHINGTON – Congress' approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there's one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawm ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Quinn's last week: Prospects uncertain for special session

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn enters his final days in office with a last speech and special legislative session on the agenda, but it’s unclear whether fe ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble

    WASHINGTON – In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutti ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Lincoln loss: Attendance dips at Springfield sites

    SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the end of the Civil War, attendance is down a ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Political revolt roils Sri Lanka presidential vote

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Until just a few weeks ago, Sri Lanka’s upcoming election seemed a mere formality. Nothing, it seemed, could keep President Mahin ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Malta improving storm water drainage

    MALTA – Improving the storm water drainage system in Malta is a high priority in 2015 for Malta Village President James Wilson.
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
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