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  • Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – Congress is wildly unpopular.In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House memb ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner tout their values to voters

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attended Chicago's gay pride parade Sunday, trying to capitalize on his opponent's comments about same-sex marriage, ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Lake in the Hills looks for quicker tall grass compliance

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – In order to have quicker compliance for tall grass violations, the village has reduced the time for compliance to three days from ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Obama seeks $2 billion in border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through t ...
    June 29, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Quinn signs legislation helping military families

    MASCOUTAH – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation making it easier for military families moving to Illinois to enroll their children in schools in the ...
    June 29, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Cary zoning board gives thumbs-up to school height rules

    CARY – New height rules for schools in Cary are closer to becoming a reality. The village’s Board of ...
    June 29, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Law seeks one standard for farmers' markets

    WOODSTOCK – The layout of the Square makes it easy for shoppers to navigate the vendors selling their home-grown and homemade goods at the twice-weekl ...
    June 29, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Obama rips GOP over U.S. economy

    MINNEAPOLIS – Blasting the GOP as willfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to ...
    June 28, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Fake news releases latest twist in governor's race

    CHICAGO – The latest campaign tactic in an already heated race for Illinois governor – fake news releases – drew a scolding Friday from the state's hi ...
    June 27, 2014 - 5:38 pm
  • Quinn vetoes bill that would limit Freedom of Information Act requests

    Gov. Pat Quinn took the advice of good-government groups and vetoed a bill that would place extra burdens, and in some instances costs of up to $100, ...
    June 28, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Lake in the Hills waives noise rules for Jessie Road bridge project

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – As work takes places on the Jessie Road bridge replacement project, it may get a bit noisy.
    June 27, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Judge: No to term limits, redistricting measures

    CHICAGO – Measures that would allow Illinois voters to decide on lawmaker term limits and a new political redistricting process can't appear on Nove ...
    June 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • U.S. plans to curb land mines, join global treaty

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration announced Friday that the United States will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel land mines and plans to ...
    June 27, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    WASHINGTON – Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executi ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • High court voids abortion clinic protest-free zone

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it ...
    June 26, 2014 - 10:30 pm
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