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  • Judge orders arrest warrant for ex-congressman Mel Reynolds in tax case

    CHICAGO – A judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, who is facing federal tax charges but is refusing to return to Chic ...
    April 1, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Chicago police union hires Jason Van Dyke, officer accused in Laquan McDonald's death

    CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager has been hired to work as a janitor for the city's po ...
    March 31, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Gov. frustrated at lack of budget progress

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner expressed frustration at the lack of progress in budget negotiations with Democratic House Speaker Michael ...
    March 30, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Chicago State collecting keys from faculty and students

    CHICAGO – Employees and students at Chicago State University are being asked to turn in their keys to campus facilities as the school prepares for pos ...
    March 30, 2016 - 2:41 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, unions to keep fighting over fees after court ruling

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday called a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing labor unions to collect fees from nonmembers “tragic” and said he ...
    March 29, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Sen. Mark Kirk meets with Supreme Court nominee

    WASHINGTON – Mark Kirk on Tuesday became the first Republican senator to meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, criticizing GOP leaders’ ref ...
    March 29, 2016 - 11:08 pm
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    Was Dennis Hastert's sentence of 15 months in prison fair?
    No, it should have been longer
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