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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner halts payment of video gambling profits

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Municipalities that host video gambling in bars and restaurants won’t get their cut of profits from the machines until the state b ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON – The nation’s respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.Spending on ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Pollard to be freed; U.S. analyst spied for Israel

    WASHINGTON – Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has be ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps

    SPRINGFIELD – More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous’ ‘sad’

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

    WASHINGTON – Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-ter ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO – As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she’ll keep doing it once s ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois law protects police, jails when denying medical marijuana to inmates, arrestees

    WOODSTOCK – A bill introduced by a McHenry County state representative that closed a medical marijuana loophole received the governor’s signature last ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • 2016 Republicans use Donald Trump, TV to make debate cut

    AMES, Iowa – Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum, a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts McHenry County reviews of sign rules

    A small Arizona church’s court victory over a city sign ordinance is forcing local governments to examine their own rules to ensure compliance.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers seek federal flood relief for farmers

    CHICAGO – Members of Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama to approve federal disaster relief for farmers hit by severe ...
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Consumer groups questions lax Illinois laws on ATV safety

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided abou ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Hillary Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel in October

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Oct. 22 before the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in the 2012 attacks in ...
    July 25, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • McHenry County Board OKs proposal making adding cops to SWAT team easier

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board loosened some of the red tape the sheriff’s office will have to navigate to augment its SWAT team with officers f ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:20 pm
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