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2014/08/29 20:45
2014/08/29 20:45
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The House has 233 Republicans and 200 Democrats. Each party should pick up one more seat when two vacancies are filled. Going into the election, the GOP edge was 242-193. Senate Democrats will have a...
2014/08/29 20:45
2014/08/29 20:45
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2014/08/26 23:17
2014/08/26 23:17
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Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to...
2014/08/25 18:53
2014/08/25 18:53
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Web-only letters to the editor, Aug. 25, 2014 Letters Policy Submit Your Letter Also in Opinion Dispatch.com regularly will post letters to the editor that don't make it to print in The Dispatch....
2014/08/24 03:19
2014/08/24 03:19
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The bumpy marriage between the state and the private company that operates the Illinois Lottery is ending in a divorce. Gov. Pat Quinn's office confirmed to me today that it is ending its contract...
2014/08/21 17:36
2014/08/21 17:36
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Chaplin, a DuPage County Board member and Downers Grove resident, launched her campaign website this month. Sandack narrowly survived a contentious primary battle in March against Keith Matune, a...
2014/08/20 20:13
2014/08/20 20:13
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Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off...
2014/08/19 20:19
2014/08/19 20:19
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Almost four years into his term, the former White House chief of staff has been true to his word. And along the way, he’s ticked off enough people to expect, by most accounts, a serious challenge when...
2014/08/15 20:43
2014/08/15 20:43
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The Illinois Rural Health Association announced Miriam Link-Mullison as the Rural Health Professional of the Year. According to a news release, the honor is for outstanding contributions of major...
2014/08/15 18:12
2014/08/15 18:12
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State to dump private Illinois Lottery manager The bumpy marriage between the state and the private company that operates the Illinois Lottery is ending in a divorce. Gov. Pat Quinn's office...
2014/08/13 16:09
2014/08/13 16:09
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Gov. Quinn was expected to present his budget Feb. 19, but with help from Senate and�House Democratic majorities he is now able to keep his budget plan out of the public eye until after the�election....
2014/08/13 14:08
2014/08/13 14:08
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Antibiotic resistance continues at an alarming rate with the indiscriminate overuse of antibiotics given to humans and animals. The number one pathogen is MRSA – methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus...
2014/08/08 19:13
2014/08/08 19:13
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Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and...
2014/08/08 10:12
2014/08/08 10:12
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Preckwinkle picks new lobbyist to lead pension reform drive Toni Preckwinkle and Scott Cisek Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has tapped a close associate with deep Springfield roots to...
2014/08/07 12:20
2014/08/07 12:20
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When a Cook County judge struck from the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment mandating a non-partisan process for drawing the state's legislative map, she reinforced a sclerotic status quo that...
2014/08/06 21:13
2014/08/06 21:13
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Quinn signs payroll card legislation backed by AGQuinn signs payroll card legislation backed by AG Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on two legislative proposals, both aimed at helping consumers avoid...
2014/08/06 19:08
2014/08/06 19:08
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ELMHURST, Ill. (AP) - An Elmhurst attorney has been named by local Republicans to replace state Sen. Kirk Dillard. DuPage County GOP officials say Chris Nybo will serve the remainder of Dillard's...
2014/08/06 03:13
2014/08/06 03:13
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Traffic Watch: post-LollapaloozaTraffic Watch: post-Lollapalooza America's largest music festival was a success this past weekend and now it's wrapping up its final pieces of equipment, but some...
2014/08/05 22:44
2014/08/05 22:44
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Quincy's Meal on Wheels in need of volunteersQuincy's Meal on Wheels in need of volunteers Volunteers are needed for Quincy's Meal on Wheels because summer family vacations are cutting down on...
2014/08/04 14:40
2014/08/04 14:40
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Longtime state Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican, announced his resignation from the post as he moves on to be chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority board. His more than 20-year...
2014/08/03 18:20
2014/08/03 18:20
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Tom Bennett is getting all the publicity in the 106th Illinois House District race, given his appointment last week by Republican officials to take the place of retiring state Rep. Josh Harms,...
2014/08/29 20:45
2014/08/29 20:45
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