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2014/12/18 23:13
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Well, he certainly isn't leaving quietly. Gov. Pat Quinn, who lost his re-election bid last month, announced Thursday that he's calling the lame duck General Assembly to Springfield for a special...
2014/12/18 23:13
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2014/12/16 02:14
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One major shipping deadline over for post office, what's next?One major shipping deadline over for post office, what's next? The United States Postal Service is kicking into high gear.More >> The...
2014/12/16 02:13
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PHOTOS: Woman, 81, has some 'hardcore' tattoosPHOTOS: Woman, 81, has some 'hardcore' tattoos Edgewater resident Helen Lambin is 81 years old and has a passion for getting tattoos. She didn't always...
2014/12/15 23:13
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Officials: Multiple people shot at 57th and MichiganOfficials: Multiple people shot at 57th and Michigan Multiple people have been shot at 57th and Michigan, according to officials. Multiple people...
2014/12/12 19:46
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House Speaker Michael Madigan seemingly tossed Gov.-Elect Bruce Rauner a bone on Thursday when he blocked his colleagues' efforts to speed up the process of replacing late Comptroller Judy Baar...
2014/12/12 11:40
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Marley's tale Steel Beam Theatre presents Tom Mula's "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," an examination of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption and reconciliation from the perspective of his longtime friend...
2014/12/11 23:13
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House Speaker Michael Madigan on Thursday effectively ruled out any quick action by lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to try to force a special election for Illinois comptroller...
2014/12/08 19:24
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Illinois lawmakers wrapped up their 2014 veto session last week and likely won’t return to Springfield until new lawmakers are seated Jan. 14. In doing that, legislators postponed action on a number...
2014/12/08 19:12
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When he takes office as governor Jan. 12, one of the first hot potatoes Bruce Rauner may have tossed to him is the recently passed bill to extend the smart grid law that allows for annual electricity...
2014/12/07 15:13
2014/12/07 15:13
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In 2012, when Democrats held on to the White House, Republicans kept a comfortable majority of seats in the U.S. House. This was curious for only one reason: Nationally, Democrats running in House...
2014/12/07 01:13
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Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his...
2014/12/05 23:13
2014/12/05 23:13
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When Speaker Michael Madigan adjourned the Illinois House last week, he closed with the traditional Latin phrase "sine die" or "until we meet again." That signaled adjournment until January when new...
2014/12/04 21:12
2014/12/04 21:12
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The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly passed a two-year extension of the smart grid law that permits Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois to hike electricity delivery rates annually via a...
2014/12/04 20:47
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' Senate president says it's unlikely the chamber will return to work before a new General Assembly is sworn in next year. Chicago Democrat John Cullerton made the...
2014/12/01 20:17
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Democrat Rod Blagojevich was elected governor a dozen years ago on promises of a fresh start, tough reforms and change. After 26 years of Republican rule, the voters bought into the populist...
2014/12/01 05:26
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Passing the increase would be a capstone on Gov. Pat Quinn’s decades-long political career, and Chicago officials are expediting an attempt to raise the city’s wage in anticipation of action in the...
2014/12/01 05:10
2014/12/01 05:10
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By JOHN O’CONNOR - The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD – Michael Freichs’ 9,225-vote victory in the race for state treasurer was the third-closest statewide contest in more than a century, according to...
2014/12/01 03:12
2014/12/01 03:12
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Michael Madigan is confronting the drawbacks of power. The Illinois House speaker could spend some of his vast political capital on an ambitious Democratic agenda to tackle the state's tough...
2014/11/30 13:20
2014/11/30 13:20
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If Al Klein and Frank Wright have their way, a replacement for state Sen. Mike Frerichs of Champaign will be named by this time next weekend, maybe sooner. Klein and Wright, the Democratic Party...
2014/11/28 20:17
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It is unlikely the electorate for the 2016 presidential election will be as statistically “older white male” – which, at age 59, describes my demographic, I have to admit – as seen this midterm due to...
2014/12/18 23:13
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