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  • Illinois comptroller rivals differ on merger idea

    CHICAGO – The two candidates seeking the job of writing checks in a state notoriously behind in paying bills differ on a big issue hovering over the s ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Report: Rauner funneled money into Caribbean

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner funneled part of his wealth to a Caribbean territory long considered a tax haven, a business ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Law allowing timely insulin injection approved

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a measure into law that allows diabetics to inject insulin where and when they need to.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Fee schedule changed for Illinois ATVs

    SPRINGFIELD – A new state law eliminates the registration fee for owners of all-terrain vehicles who only use them on private property.
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • New law to double southwestern Ill. port’s size

    GRANITE CITY – A southwestern Illinois port district near the Mississippi River will more than double under legislation signed into law by Gov. Pat Qu ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • IEPA awaits financial data from Hebron

    HEBRON – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants to know whether Hebron officials spent funds that should have been earmarked for the villa ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal

    WASHINGTON – Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Revision of McHenry County's stormwater ordinance heading into final stretch

    The rewrite of the county’s Stormwater Management Ordinance could move to the County Board by year’s end.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

    WASHINGTON – What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • House OKs bill to address border crisis

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home with ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is asking federal officials to open an investigation into millions in federal disaster relief funds that Demo ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois patients continue nursing home care waits

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois changed its law last year to streamline decision-making on state-paid nursing home care, but an audit has found that a backlog ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Quinn signs law expanding ban an cyberbullying

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has extended the state's ban on student cyberbullying to include actions outside of school.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:46 pm
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