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  • GOP's Ray LaHood remains front-runner in race to replace Aaron Schock

    SPRINGFIELD — The son of former White House cabinet member and longtime Peoria U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood remains the overwhelming favorite as the field tak ...
    April 20, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Hopes dim for school funding formula overhaul’s passage

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite a revamp to ease partisan and regional opposition, Illinois lawmakers now see little chance of passing legislation this session ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Open Meetings Act bill inspired by Oakwood Hills moving in Senate

    State Sen. Dan Duffy is fighting to move forward a bill to reform the Illinois Open Meetings Act in the wake of a closed-session debacle over a now-sc ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • State education board member quits over superintendent hire

    CHICAGO – A key member of the Illinois State Board of Education has formally resigned over concerns about the way new Superintendent Tony Smith was hi ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    WASHINGTON – Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

    NASHUA, N.H. – Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its k ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Report: Illinois ranks ninth in most deficient bridges

    Yet another study of federal data concludes that the U.S., and Illinois in particular, is lagging when it comes to repairing or replacing structurally ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON – Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.On Iran, Medicare, education an ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    NASHUA, N.H. – The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, polit ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:09 am
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Carly Fiorina aims to keep Hillary Clinton from playing the 'gender card'

    NASHUA, N.H. – Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:56 am
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