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  • Right-to-work not only issue union opponents are targeting

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It's not just Gov. Scott Walker.Republican lawmakers in statehouses nationwide a ...
    March 10, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Illinois DCFS to allow outside experts in ACLU deal

    CHICAGO – The troubled state agency overseeing child welfare in Illinois agreed to allow outside experts to help monitor residential treatment centers ...
    March 10, 2015 - 7:04 pm
  • Clinton says she should have used official email

    UNITED NATIONS – Confronting a growing political furor, Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded Tuesday it was a mistake to exclusively use private email as s ...
    March 10, 2015 - 7:03 pm
  • McHenry County Board committee backs off rule change for member comments

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County Board committee is backing away from the idea of regulating the comments that members are allowed to make near the end of ...
    March 10, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner names new director of Get Covered Illinois

    CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner has hired a Yale-educated former CIA intelligence officer to lead Illinois' health insurance enrollment efforts.
    March 10, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Cullerton calls Gov. Rauner’s proposed budget ‘unworkable’

    CHICAGO – The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget “as unworkable as it is unconscionab ...
    March 10, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • AP sources: Obama library decision delayed by Emanuel race

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after Chicago’s runoff election ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rauner among Illinois Republicans pushing immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ top Republicans are calling for comprehensive immigration reform, but there have been few details about what that would entail.
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner names new state prisons director

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced he had chosen a new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections who has experience with the U.S ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois congressman defends $10K NYC trip with staff

    CHICAGO – An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than $10, ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • GOP warning to Iran: Any nuclear deal could expire when Obama leaves office

    WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day ...
    March 9, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Illinois joins high court case favoring same-sex marriage

    CHICAGO – Illinois has joined a group of states filing arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution requires approval of same-sex marri ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Supermajority fissures may be on full display this session

    SPRINGFIELD – On paper, the number of Democrats in Illinois’ General Assembly looks formidable, holding “supermajorities” in both chambers that would ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Report: 1 in 10 state employees tops $100K pay

    CHICAGO – One in every 10 Illinois state employees earned more than $100,000 last year with more than 100 workers doubling their pay with overtime or ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • McHenry County Board to take up Marengo interchange

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will vote later this month whether to move forward with funding preliminary engineering for a full interchange at ...
    March 8, 2015 - 12:03 am
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