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  • Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately.
    July 31, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch

    WASHINGTON – Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before t ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Jeb Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

    ORLANDO, Florida – Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and Africa ...
    July 30, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Health law's nonprofit insurance co-ops awash in red ink

    WASHINGTON – Fed up with the insurance industry, Democrats used the health care overhaul to create nonprofit co-ops that would compete with the corpor ...
    July 30, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner halts payment of video gambling profits

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Municipalities that host video gambling in bars and restaurants won’t get their cut of profits from the machines until the state b ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON – The nation’s respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.Spending on ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Pollard to be freed; U.S. analyst spied for Israel

    WASHINGTON – Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has be ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps

    SPRINGFIELD – More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal ‘ridiculous’ ‘sad’

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate

    WASHINGTON – Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-ter ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO – As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she’ll keep doing it once s ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois law protects police, jails when denying medical marijuana to inmates, arrestees

    WOODSTOCK – A bill introduced by a McHenry County state representative that closed a medical marijuana loophole received the governor’s signature last ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • 2016 Republicans use Donald Trump, TV to make debate cut

    AMES, Iowa – Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump's credibility and branding the billionaire businessman "a cancer on conservatism." Rick Santorum, a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts McHenry County reviews of sign rules

    A small Arizona church’s court victory over a city sign ordinance is forcing local governments to examine their own rules to ensure compliance.
    July 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm
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