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  • Illinois lawmakers to propose measure to battle heroin, drug abuse

    SPRINGFIELD — Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they a ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • 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
  • Rutland Township officials ready for budget showdown over assessor salaries

    HUNTLEY – Officials in Rutland Township expect a budget showdown this month over the money the property assessor uses to make payroll, after the towns ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will h ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Some in GOP say Homeland Security funding lapse no big deal

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is al ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • U.S. court declines to decide Illinois' benefits issue

    CHICAGO – A federal appeals court has declined to tackle the issue of whether Illinois' constitution bars the reduction of health care benefits for re ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Illinois House Speaker renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD – Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers and business leaders who said Thursday that three nuclear ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • McHenry County lawmakers file bills aimed at property tax relief

    Emboldened by a new governor prioritizing property tax relief, several local lawmakers are filing bills aimed at curtailing how much local governments ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Watchdog files complaint over Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's travel spending

    WASHINGTON – A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House e ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • U.S.-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

    WASHINGTON – Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu’s GOP-engineered congressio ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
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