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  • Illinois Attorney General: State can use 'police powers' to cut pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing that a landmark Illinois pension overhaul should be upheld because the state has "police powers ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Republicans press attacks on immigration, Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON – Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring veto threats and pushing bill ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Obama's cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Jack Franks introduces bill to expand disabled veterans’ tax exemption

    More disabled veterans in Illinois would be eligible for an existing tax exemption under legislation recently introduced by state Rep. Jack Franks.
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • U.S. says it should have sent high official to Paris march

    WASHINGTON – In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have jo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Kerry in Pakistan to push efforts against extremist groups

    ISLAMABAD – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Monday to press the country’s leadership to step up the fight against extremists ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

    WASHINGTON – Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Crystal Lake-based School District 155 candidate disqualified from ballot

    WOODSTOCK – One of the 11 candidates for Community High School District 155 Board was tossed from the April 7 ballot for not having the required numbe ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Bruce Rauner inauguration: McHenry County lawmakers react to Illinois governor's address

    Bruce Rauner has officially taken the reins as Illinois governor after his inauguration Monday in Springfield.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Fox River Grove District 3 considering property tax abatement

    FOX RIVER GROVE – School District 3 again is looking at whether to abate property taxes for property owners.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • White House plans conference on countering violent extremism

    WASHINGTON – The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism – in light of the past week’s shootings in France a ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Holder: Decision on Petraeus to come from 'highest level'

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder isn't saying whether he still will be on the job when the time comes to decide whether to bring charges in t ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Federal funding provides $400M bump for Illinois hospitals

    CHICAGO – Hospitals across Illinois will receive $400 million in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County-area reps have high hopes for Bruce Rauner’s first address

    Republican Bruce Rauner will take the oath of office Monday and become the state’s 42nd governor, ending 12 years of Democratic control of the executi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Festivities begin for Bruce Rauner’s inauguration as Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – From a museum visit to a swanky $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Illinois Capitol on Sunday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner spent his last day befo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:08 am
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