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2014/10/30 16:48
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CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate debated immigration proposals, tea party ties and anti-violence policies Wednesday in Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis' last chance to...
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2014/10/28 22:13
2014/10/28 22:13
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I get a kick out of reading Tribune editorials in which editorial writers appear to wade through the state archives to unearth the very words of the sponsor of the temporary tax increase. The writers...
2014/10/28 21:12
2014/10/28 21:12
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One more Quinn patronage tale before the election Last week, I presented one final pre-election tale about the sometimes-checkered way the GOP gubernatorial nominee made millions in the...
2014/10/27 22:12
2014/10/27 22:12
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County Commissioner Jesus Garcia mulls mayoral run That's been the buzz this afternoon with some insiders suggesting that the veteran political reformer and current Cook County commissioner is...
2014/10/27 02:45
2014/10/27 02:45
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... Jim Oberweis is a state senator, a millionaire businessman and grandfather to 19. He’d like his next title to be U.S. Senator. He’s well aware it`s a tough battle against his opponent,...
2014/10/26 04:26
2014/10/26 04:26
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... will be working as Bruce Rauner’s partner,” said Republican candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti, a lawyer and a member of the Wheaton City Council since 2011. She said, if elected, she would step into...
2014/10/25 20:26
2014/10/25 20:26
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The ballot is a packed one that could potentially be a watershed election for Illinois’ future. But there are few races that are uncontested. Voters in the 33rd Illinois Senate District, for example,...
2014/10/23 17:40
2014/10/23 17:40
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The suburban Democratic state lawmaker who controls the fate of a controversial school funding proposal that has scared superintendents throughout the suburbs says she won't push it forward until at...
2014/10/23 16:13
2014/10/23 16:13
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political organization kicked in $175,000 this week to Gov. Pat Quinn's late push to try to beat back the election challenge from Republican businessman Bruce Rauner — part of...
2014/10/23 13:47
2014/10/23 13:47
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The Quincy School Board passed a resolution Wednesday in support of legislation that would revamp the state's school aid formula. By passing the resolution, the board is joining forces with a...
2014/10/22 12:46
2014/10/22 12:46
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis are set to meet for the first debate of the U.S. Senate race. The candidates are scheduled to face off Wednesday at a debate...
2014/10/22 04:24
2014/10/22 04:24
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This year, we were successful in securing economic development initiatives. � We were happy to announce the successful transfer of the Thomson Prison to the federal government. This brought in $140...
2014/10/21 21:17
2014/10/21 21:17
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As a retired school principal, a grandparent of a 2-year-old who will attend public school in the suburbs, a property taxpayer, and someone who cares deeply about education, I am concerned about...
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2014/10/20 21:13
2014/10/20 21:13
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Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election. It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19...
2014/10/19 21:13
2014/10/19 21:13
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President Barack Obama on Sunday night is scheduled to launch an all-out effort by Democrats to push voters toward the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to...
2014/10/17 23:13
2014/10/17 23:13
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Six years ago we struggled with an endorsement for a U.S. Senate seat. We recalled the last time an Illinoisan rose to the top of the Senate: Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, a Republican,...
2014/10/17 04:24
2014/10/17 04:24
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Those installing the machines, which accept cash but typically pay out coupons or credits that can be used for online purchases, exploit a loophole in Illinois law that legislators have not closed,...
2014/10/17 03:47
2014/10/17 03:47
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With just weeks to go before the elections, races are heating up as candidates try to get their messages out to voters. The big races, U.S. Senate, House, and Governor's get a lot of attention, but...
2014/10/17 01:13
2014/10/17 01:13
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Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do? We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer...
2014/10/16 03:54
2014/10/16 03:54
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Durbin, who was first elected to the Senate in 1996, says he is running for re-election so he can continue “working to expand and lift up the middle class,” noting Illinois needs a strong voice at...
2014/10/30 16:48
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