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48 min ago | Russia Taday

New York joins fight to elect US president by popular vote

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that could help revamp future presidential elections by agreeing to award the state's 29 electoral votes to the candidate that is most favored on a national level.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Prison, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois

4 hrs ago | CBS News

$1000-a-day drug approved to treat Illinois prison inmates

Illinois prison inmates will now be able to get a new and effective -- but incredibly costly -- drug for hepatitis C. The Herald-Review reported on Friday that the state Department of Corrections has approved the use of Sovaldi for hepatitis C. The medication has a cure rate of 95 percent.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

News Times

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Illinois, US News, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Washington Times

Ill. prisons to use costly drug for hepatitis C

Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C. But they aren't sure of the total cost.

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ABC News

Clock Ticking for States to Adopt Health Exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois

Lincoln Daily News

Extending federal unemployment would help 64,000 Illinois workers

When federal long-term unemployment benefits ended in December, 74,000 Illinois workers immediately lost their temporary help.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois

CBS Local

Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun Language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.

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KFVS12

Illinois GOP leaders to urge immigration reform

Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and other top Illinois Republicans will join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at a gathering next week to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Dennis Hastert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Illinoisreview

Vote expected to make permanent Illinois' 2011 temporary income hike

A member of House Speaker Mike Madigan's leadership team says there will be a vote to raise taxes before the Legislature adjourns this spring.

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The Washington Post

Let the jockeying for the Obama museum begin.

President Obama has more than two years left in the White House, but that hasn't stopped a scramble over the possible location of his presidential library from starting.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force, Sports

WTVF Nashville

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the... Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Michelle Obama, Prison

Roll Call

Ratings Change: Illinois' 10th District

Illinois' 10th District was drawn by Democrats to elect a Democrat, and it did just that in 2012 when Brad Schneider defeated GOP Rep. Robert Dold.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Barack Obama, Representative Robert Dold, US Senate, Republican, Illinois

WNDU-TV South Bend

Chicago mayor urges Illinois to OK $100M for Obama museum

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to the city.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

Washington Times

IL--Illinois News Coverage Advisory, IL

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Illinois.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marijuana

Townhall

Don't Dump Pennsylvania's Governor

Despite the Marcellus Shale boom that's turned Pennsylvania into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, the Keystone State's current fiscal condition is almost as dire as New Jersey's.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Illinois, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Opinion

KFVS12

Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue

Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Herald

Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment

Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next year.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Illinois, Alcoholism, Medicine, Health

Daily Chronicle

Metra files reveal years of political patronage

Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area's Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illinois' most well-known politicians routinely recommended job candidates.

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WIFR

Illinois Strip Club Tax Brings In Less Revenue

Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.

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