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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs executive order creating consolidation task force

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Friday creating a task force aimed at paring down Illinois’ huge number of local governments.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Obama calls on Silicon Valley to help thwart cyber attacks

    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” President Barack Obama said Friday, with everyone looking to the government to be the sheriff. ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Rauner taps Florida Democrat to head child welfare agency

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has selected a Florida Democrat to lead Illinois’ troubled Department of Children and Family Services.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois comptroller won't go along with Bruce Rauner's union dues order

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois comptroller will not follow an executive order by Gov. Bruce Rauner to hold up so-called "fair-share" union dues from non-u ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Illinois lieutenant governor to keynote McHenry County Republican Party dinner

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Republican Central Committee will host Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Christie stops in Chicago area to build support for 2016

    ROLLING MEADOWS – Laying groundwork for a potential 2016 bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told supporters in Rolling Meadows on Thursday he and fir ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Senate confirms Obama’s pick for Pentagon chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Pentagon, handing Ash Carter the unenviable task of steering ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Keystone veto: Can Obama, GOP compromise on anything?

    WASHINGTON – A looming veto by President Barack Obama of a Republican-championed bill foreshadows a key question for the White House: whether the pres ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Pick to head Illinois transportation had 2004 arrest for DUI

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's nominee to head the Illinois Department of Transportation was arrested for drunken driving in 2004.
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Cary zoning board has questions over backyard chickens

    CARY – Zoning board members want more information before making a recommendation on whether the village should allow residential chickens.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • John Boehner says Obama military force proposal against Islamic State needs toughening

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama's day-old legislation to authorize military force against Isla ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:29 pm
  • Bruce Rauner forms commission to study Illinois criminal justice system

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner continued his leadership by executive order Wednesday, tackling prison crowding by creating a commission to recommend ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Illinois driver’s licenses may not be good to fly by 2016

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois residents might not be able to use their driver’s licenses at airports starting in 2016.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Cary president in state of village address: We've saved taxpayers' money (with video)

    CARY – Village President Mark Kownick emphasized how collaboration among people and organizations helps with the success of the town.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Obama sends Congress request for military force against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress to authorize military force against the Islamic State group and urged lawmakers to "sh ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:56 am
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