Government

  • Obama: End collection of Americans' phone records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress to end the government's bulk collection of people's phone records.
    March 27, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Quinn: Make temporary income tax hike permanent

    The 2015 budget unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn makes the temporary 67 percent income tax increase permanent, breaking a promise made by Quinn an ...
    March 27, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Local lawmakers lash out at broken tax promise

    The 2015 budget unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn makes the temporary 67 percent income tax increase permanent, breaking a promise made by Quinn an ...
    March 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • 'Conversion therapy' ban advances in Ill. House

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people is advancing in the ...
    March 26, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Live tweeting Gov. Quinn's budget address

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    March 26, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Senate on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blockin ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Obama: Russia miscalculated in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama says Russia's leadership miscalculated if it thought the world wouldn't care about its actions in Ukraine. He s ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Algonquin begins electric aggregation process

    ALGONQUIN – With voters in town giving the thumbs up to municipal electric aggregation for residents and small commercial customers, the village is pr ...
    March 26, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

    WASHINGTON – To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that would lea ...
    March 25, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Divided federal appeals judges debate Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A split federal appeals court on Tuesday grappled with an issue that is crucial to the success of President Barack Obama's health ca ...
    March 25, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Senators to vote next week on torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to vote next week on declassifying parts of a review on Bush administration-era terrorist in ...
    March 25, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Quinn budget speech to face election year scrutiny

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a budget address this week that could be the most crucial of his career, as he grapples with a critical decision ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Kirk won’t campaign for Oberweis’ U.S. Senate bid

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he has no plans to campaign with the GOP state lawmaker hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Tollway officials expect busy construction season

    CHICAGO – Motorists can expect a busy year of construction along Illinois’ major roadways.Illinois T ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Ill. lawmaker proposes increase in gun penalties

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to increase penalties for gun owners who illegally carry firearms into schools.
    March 24, 2014 - 11:13 pm
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