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12 min ago | Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune visits Shanghai and Beijing, where the University of Illinois held orientation sessions for incoming students from China.
4 hrs ago | Switched
A new report from Truth in Accounting calls Illinois a financial "Sinkhole State" and says it has the second-worst taxpayer burden in the country.
8 hrs ago | KFVS12
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail crossings in the Chicago suburbs.
9 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com
Auditor General William Holland found in a review that of 4,226 people waiting as of July to see if Medicaid will pay for their long-term care, 2,141 had been waiting more than 90 days.
11 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph
At the end of June, The Supreme Court ruled in Harris v. Quinn that the state of Illinois could not force private home healthcare workers to join a union the state foisted upon them using the basis of these private workers receiving government subsidies as a justification.
13 hrs ago | Lincolnshire Review
The Illinois Department of Corrections recently completed its annual inspection of the Lake County Jail, giving the facility one of its best results to date, the sheriff's office said.
18 hrs ago | Daily Herald
Organizers of the approaching state fair in southern Illinois' Du Quoin say grandstand ticket sales for this year's festival are well ahead of expectations.
A central Illinois man charged with murder in the death of a toddler will have one trial rather the two his defense attorney sought.
You now have an easier online way to manage your Home Delivery subscription for The Oklahoman .
A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning a multimillion-dollar presidential library that will house enough unclassified documents to fill four 18-wheelers and enough artifacts to fill a swimming pool.
Do Illinois' political leaders really want to know what you think about an extra income tax for millionaires? Gov. Pat Quinn made a ceremony out of signing a bill Tuesday at an elementary school in Berwyn that will put just that question on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Considering voter anger over a tax increase, it seems doubtful the state income tax will remain at 5 percent.
It is a far cry from 2008, the era of "hope and change," when then-Sen. Barack Obama defeated the Democratic Party's heir-apparent, Hillary Clinton, to become the party's presidential nominee.
Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve.
After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a recent history of drug or alcohol abuse.
The IHSA is a private, not-for-profit organization that receives no direct tax dollars, but some lawmakers think they need to butt into the IHSA's business instead of concentrating on the state's business.
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Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:38 pm
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