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  • Amid budget mess, Rauner to seek more efficient government

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner will call for new ways to make government more efficient as he delivers his second State of the State address Wednesda ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • After ugly first year, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says stay tuned

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 8:50 am
  • State natural resources agency proposes bobcat hunting rules

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing rules to regulate bobcat hunting and trapping throughout the state.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • EIU president: Layoffs possible without Illinois budget

    CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University's president says the state budget impasse will bring potential layoffs and furlough time for employees to the ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • McHenry County Board GOP hopefuls make their cases to voters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Property tax relief and more responsive government are among the top priorities of Republican hopefuls running in the March 15 primary ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 1:18 pm
  • Donald Trump now bills himself as uniter as Ted Cruz and others attack

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Republican Donald Trump is breaking from his reputation as a flame-throwing outsider with just days to go before Iowa's leadoff cau ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:10 pm
  • Health care fines press millenials as sign-up deadline nears

    WASHINGTON – Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approac ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:22 pm
  • Sen. John Cornyn a 'peacemaker' as GOP rift on criminal justice widens

    WASHINGTON – A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of Preside ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:37 am
  • Immigration is high-priority issue for New Hampshire voters

    BROOKLINE, N.H. – People in New Hampshire live nearly 2,400 miles from El Paso, Texas, one of the busiest crossings on America's Southern border. And ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders woo undecided Iowa voters as caucus nears

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Wooing undecided Iowa voters, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Monday night each cast themselves as life-long champions for ta ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:31 am
  • Who's Obama for? Hillary Clinton has reason to smile

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hasn't endorsed a Democratic successor, but he's now revealed some personal pros and cons in the fight between Hil ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Presidential primary objections in Illinois could delay early voting, mail ballots

    A number of objections to the petitions of presidential candidates on the Illinois ballot for the March 15 primary might delay voting by mail and an e ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Marco Rubio's Iowa crisscross approach bends caucus campaign norm

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Marco Rubio has recently been all over the map in Iowa. Quite literally.Having sp ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 2:51 pm
  • Presidential candidates seek final Iowa edge in unpredictable race

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa – One week to go, the 2016 presidential candidates opened their final push Monday in Iowa, seeking any edge in a race brimming with u ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 2:02 pm
  • Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation program

    WASHINGTON – In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
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