Government

  • Cary adopts $21.2 million budget

    CARY – The village's capital improvement program for the upcoming fiscal year will move forward as the Village Board this week approved its $21.2 mill ...
    April 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • NRA lobbyist breaks Illinois law, helps change it

    SPRINGFIELD – The powerful Illinois lobbyist for the National Rifle Association has helped rewrite a state law he broke.
    April 2, 2014 - 7:52 pm
  • In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state's ongoing ...
    April 2, 2014 - 7:28 pm
  • Pagano FBI file sheds more light on ex-Metra CEO

    A number of extramarital affairs and an ailing father are highlighted as possible reasons why former Metra CEO Phil Pagano skimmed hundreds of thousan ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Video gambling cafe proposed for FRG

    FOX RIVER GROVE – A video gambling cafe is being proposed for the village.Dotty's Cafe wants to open ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Obama arrives in Chicago for fundraisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in his hometown of Chicago.Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    April 2, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • In Michigan, Obama calls for minimum wage hike

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing for an increase in the minimum wage, saying no one who works full time should be in poverty.
    April 2, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

    WASHINGTON – Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on trans ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Supreme court voids overall contribution limits

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may mak ...
    April 2, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Former CIA official disputes claims on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON – The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi a ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • 13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

    WASHINGTON – The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Health care sign-ups surge – will they save Dems?

    WASHINGTON – Mocking his critics, President Barack Obama boasted Tuesday that 7.1 million people have signed up for his health care law, an unexpected ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Governor's tactic delays Senate cabinet approval

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn used a procedural move sidestepping a deadline to have two cabinet members reappointments approved by the state Senate.
    April 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Madigan’s voting rights amendment advances

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal by Illinois’ powerful House Speaker to thwart future voter suppression efforts advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday, a move ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • State officials announce homebuyer assistance

    CHICAGO – Illinois will offer more help to first-time homebuyers under a program announced Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
    April 1, 2014 - 10:47 pm
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