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  • Obama: Critics of Iran nuclear deal 'selling a fantasy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama assailed critics of his Iran nuclear deal Wednesday as "selling a fantasy" to the American people, warning Congres ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Illinois Senate votes to reject lawmaker salary increase

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will forego a roughly $1,400 pay raise under legislation approved by the state Senate.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Rauner signs law allowing 'right to try' experimental drugs

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in Illinois to use experimental drugs that might help them.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Lawyer: Gov't investigating device storage of Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators have begun looking into the security of devices on which Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email was stored when she ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Leading GOP senator offers bill on guns, mental health

    WASHINGTON – A leading Republican senator proposed a National Rifle Association-backed bill Wednesday that he said would make the federal background c ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Rauner: ‘No lockout’ of state workers, but strike possible

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that he won’t lock out state workers if his administration and the largest public-employee union can’t ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois Senate approves plan to spend $5B in federal funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate de ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Schock spends campaign funds after departure

    PEORIA – A new financial report from former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Cong ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after U.S. Senate vote

    WASHINGTON — After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on bot ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

    DANA POINT, Calif. – One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    WASHINGTON – The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try agai ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Chicago-based nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation is benefiting from a $7.2 million windfall that the state was given in a settlement with Chase.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • McHenry County Board to help ease workforce network’s pain over lack of state budget

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board plans to give the county’s workforce agency some financial breathing room in the wake of the ongoing state budget ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs pet prescription bill into law

    Pet owners can now choose their own pharmacy for pet medications after legislation sponsored by Sen. Pam Althoff recently was signed into law by Gov. ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 4:59 pm
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