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  • Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD – Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday say ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff candidate questions opponent's judgment over former campaign manager

    The criminal record of the former campaign manager for McHenry County Sheriff candidate Bill Prim casts a pall on what he would do if elected, Prim’s ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Union PAC attacks Rauner's comments to NIU students

    DeKALB – A state political action committee is up in arms about comments gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made last week about venture capitalists ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Illinois U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam in Barrington visit: 'Some good stuff is going on'

    BARRINGTON – A lot of division exists in Washington, but there is reason for optimism, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., told an audience in Barrington ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 8:05 pm
  • Election numbers show declining civic activity in Oakwood Hills

    OAKWOOD HILLS – Those who filled the first few rows of the standing-room-only crowds at recent Oakwood Hills public hearings account for the total amo ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Oil industry donating to Rauner’s campaign

    SPRINGFIELD – Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas dril ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:59 pm
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