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  • Rauner issued marijuana licenses before FBI background check

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses this week to 70 medical marijuana businesses before out-of-state criminal background checks could be done ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Obama condemns those who seek to 'highjack religion'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring Thur ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Some GOP want tax credits in health alternative

    WASHINGTON – A small, influential group of Republicans, in search of a replacement health care law, will propose tax credits to help lower-income indi ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Obama’s pick to run Pentagon grilled on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon was grilled Wednesday by Republicans who used his confirmation hearing to criticize Whi ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Rauner jobs plan has minimum wage hike, workers comp reform

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner is presenting a jobs and economic growth plan that includes a phased-in minimum wage of 25 cents annually for seven years.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • No fast or slow lanes for Internet? New rules proposed

    WASHINGTON – Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Bruce Rauner unveils broad agenda in Illinois State of State address

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in his first State of the State address laid out a broad agenda he said would revitalize Illinois’ economy that focuses s ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • New building planned for Algonquin storage facility

    ALGONQUIN – A revamped storage facility is planned along Algonquin Road. Phil Murphy, the owner of N ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Obama claim of $1.8 trillion deficit cuts open to question

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's budget is relying on a series of familiar accounting tricks to show $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over a de ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 4:11 pm
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