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    WASHINGTON – To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that would lea ...
    March 25, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Divided federal appeals judges debate Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A split federal appeals court on Tuesday grappled with an issue that is crucial to the success of President Barack Obama's health ca ...
    March 25, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Senators to vote next week on torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to vote next week on declassifying parts of a review on Bush administration-era terrorist in ...
    March 25, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Quinn budget speech to face election year scrutiny

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a budget address this week that could be the most crucial of his career, as he grapples with a critical decision ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Kirk won’t campaign for Oberweis’ U.S. Senate bid

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he has no plans to campaign with the GOP state lawmaker hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Tollway officials expect busy construction season

    CHICAGO – Motorists can expect a busy year of construction along Illinois’ major roadways.Illinois T ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Ill. lawmaker proposes increase in gun penalties

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker wants to increase penalties for gun owners who illegally carry firearms into schools.
    March 24, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Quinn gets SEIU endorsement in re-election bid

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has picked up a major labor endorsement for his re-election during a campaign that’s already focused on union influence.
    March 24, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances

    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, delivering a sur ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • McSweeney ramps up opposition to abolishing waterway agency

    A local lawmaker known for opposing the growth of government is throwing his weight in support of keeping the Fox Waterway Agency.
    March 24, 2014 - 9:06 pm
  • Obama to try to rally world to isolate Russia

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Seeking to isolate Russia, the U.S. and Western allies declared Monday they are indefinitely cutting Moscow out of a major in ...
    March 24, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Flood insurance rate spikes to ripple across Ill.

    ST. LOUIS – In a western Illinois city that hustles out sandbags every time the Mississippi River acts up, Shawn McNett is among Quincy’s fortunate fo ...
    March 23, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Writing a budget might divide House Republicans

    WASHINGTON – Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP’s efforts to advance a spe ...
    March 23, 2014 - 10:43 pm
  • Gov. Quinn reveals more re-election themes

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has raised questions about his Republican rival’s ethics in business dealings during a gubernatorial re-election bid that’s e ...
    March 23, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Commission: ‘Sweepstakes’ games should be outlawed

    SPRINGFIELD – An anti-crime group is backing legislation in the Illinois General Assembly that would outlaw “sweepstakes” machines that the group said ...
    March 22, 2014 - 11:21 pm
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