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  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Carly Fiorina aims to keep Hillary Clinton from playing the 'gender card'

    NASHUA, N.H. – Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says it's time to put a woman on the $20 bill

    CONCORD, N.H. – The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.
    April 17, 2015 - 9:20 am
  • McHenry County Board sets special meeting to approve board rules

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will meet next month to hammer out differences of opinion on new rules governing the powers of a popularly electe ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Anthony 'Tony' Smith, new Illinois education chief, is urban school reform leader

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday afternoon to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's l ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • With Iran deal, Washington shows it can work – sometimes

    WASHINGTON – For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked.Republicans and Democrats ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • 4 from former lawmaker’s staff subpoenaed in US probe

    WASHINGTON – Congress said Tuesday it has been told at least four staffers who worked for former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock have been subpoenaed to te ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • New report singles out most litigious Illinois counties

    CHICAGO – While lawsuit-filing rates in most of Illinois are at a 40-year low, they remain high in Cook and Madison counties due, in part, to asbestos ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Hospitals: $1.5B Medicaid cut plan could cost jobs, services

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois hospitals say a proposal to reduce Medicaid spending by more than $1.5 billion from Gov. Bruce Rauner could lead to signif ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • More Illinois grant suspensions possible

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top budget aide says more grants could be suspended this year on top of tens of millions in suspensions sent to nonp ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-spar ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants the state's medical marijuana program to be thoroughly reviewed before a decision is made on whether to ext ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House

    MIAMI – Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas “stu ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:47 pm
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