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  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • McHenry County Board of Health expected to choose new department leader

    The McHenry County Board of Health is expected to select one of two finalists to fill the health department's top slot.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – A taxicab industry spokeswoman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've given customers some protection in the emer ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

    WASHINGTON – Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?But if you count on your tax ref ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Rauner says he’ll continue to push for term limits

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said not having a term limits measure on November’s ballot is a temporary setback.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • State portal still doesn’t include local gov’t salaries

    State lawmakers in 2012 approved a bill to add the salaries of county, municipal and township governments to the searchable Illinois Transparency and ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

    SPRINGFIELD – Quinn’s unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to res ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Fox River Grove changes zoning rules for itself

    FOX RIVER GROVE – In an effort to avoid future litigation over the construction of a public works garage, the Fox River Grove Village Board has put in ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Cary Matters says village violated Ill. Open Meetings Act

    CARY – The group that has campaigned against the proposed Pedcor Investments apartment complex at First and Pearl streets in Cary is alleging an Open ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Cary Smoke Shop to be fined after tobacco violation

    CARY – Cary Smoke Shop will be fined a yet-to-be determined amount after it pleaded guilty Thursday to a tobacco license violation.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
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