Government

  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “mora ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two peopl ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Backers, opponents of Michigan ban react to ruling

    DETROIT – The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Mich ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama views mudslide scene, mourns with survivors

    OSO, Wash. – Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois audit: Police training money misspent

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn’t keep proper rec ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Harvard 'chronic nuisance' ordinance passes

    HARVARD – The city now has the ability to hold landlords accountable if their properties draw consistent police attention after the Harvard City Counc ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

    CHICAGO – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in Democratic strongholds such as Chicago will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiti ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • MCCD budget on the way to final vote

    WOODSTOCK – A 2015 budget described by the McHenry County Conservation District as austere and anticipating less tax revenue is on its way to the McHe ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Affirmative action ban upheld by Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Durkin says Obama library unaffordable for Ill.

    SPRINGFIELD – The top Republican in the Illinois House criticized on Monday majority Democrats’ plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure B ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    CHICAGO – Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as hi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • U.S. weighs curbing deportations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Petition asks Island Lake to keep lake open to all

    ISLAND LAKE –More than a hundred people have signed a petition asking that Island Lake be kept open to nonresidents for fishing.
    April 19, 2014 - 10:00 pm
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