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  • High-stakes clash at high court over health law subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Insurance coverage for millions of people is riding on the latest politically charged Supreme Court clash over President Barack Obama’s h ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • New Illinois state representative sworn in to replace Brauer

    SPRINGFIELD – A staffer for a U.S. congressman from Illinois has been sworn in to replace a state lawmaker who resigned from the General Assembly earl ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    WASHINGTON – Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Depart ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Amid talk of cuts, state superintendent warns of ‘perfect storm’ for Illinois school districts

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers consider revamping Illinois’ outdated school funding formula, the state superintendent warned Tuesday that more education c ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • DCFS bill would improve investigator training

    SPRINGFIELD – Training at Illinois’ child protective services department would be revamped for the first time in its history under legislation headed ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • McHenry County Board remote attendance debate hinges on Open Meetings Act test (with document)

    WOODSTOCK – A fictional town on the Illinois Open Meetings Act test required of all state elected officials is the latest backdrop for the ongoing deb ...
    March 4, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers propose measure to battle heroin abuse

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers announced bipartisan legislation Monday that would spend $25 million to combat an epidemic of heroin and prescrip ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Former Gov. Quinn earning $11,396 monthly pension

    SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just less than $11,400 a month, although it could shrink if proposed reforms he signed ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Bills would change up Illinois primary, campaign financing

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finan ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimburses private plane expenses for football game

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock reimbursed the U.S. government for more than $1,200 in travel expenses for attending a Chicago Bears football ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

    WASHINGTON – Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department wi ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Rauner budget could mean fewer Amtrak trains

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois’ funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Supreme Court case threatens voter-approved independent redistricting

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional addre ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

    WASHINGTON – For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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