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1 hr ago | Daily Herald

Could online voter registration affect election outcome?

Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow.


Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Cook County, IL, Lombard, IL

6 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

IDOT Eliminates 58 a oePoliticala Positions

The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.


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7 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate about whether the question can go to voters this fall, just a day before the deadline for approving the November ballot.


Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Illinois Petition Politics: Signatures, Courts, and Armed Investigators

"Nearly 600,000 Illinoisans signed the petition to put our amendment on the November ballot and the State Board of Elections has certified that we submitted more than enough signatures to be on the ballot in November," Rauner said.


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12 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Area history, Aug. 21, 2014

In 1914: The cornerstone of the Urbana post office was laid yesterday afternoon, Postmaster C.M. Webber being master of ceremonies.


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16 hrs ago | The Hill

Clinton seeks Iowa redemption

Clinton will be the star guest at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's final steak fry in Iowa on September 14. It's an early trip for the former senator and secretary of state, who will be accompanied by former President Clinton.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Barack Obama, Illinois

20 hrs ago | KWQC-TV Davenport

'Walking Dead' star part of traffic safety push

Michael Rooker - who played Merle Dixon on the hit television series, "The Walking Dead," will introduce a video series for an upcoming traffic safety campaign by the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Related Topix: The Walking Dead, Entertainment, Television, Michael Rooker, Illinois

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Daily News-Record

In A Stew Over Inversions

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., declared victory for Walgreen's decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois, but his critics say the Senate's second-ranking Democrat deserves scorn, not praise, for his efforts.


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

The Doings Weekly

DuPage County OKs 4 contracts with lobbyists

"It is critical that the county maintain a presence in Springfield and Washington, " board Chairman Dan Cronin said before the vote.


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Business Journal

Chicago voters split on tax funding for prospective Obama library

A recent poll indicates that support for using tax money to help fund a prospective Barack Obama 's presidential library in Chicago falls along familiar political fault lines.


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

Roll Call

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

The national political tide isn't looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Representative Aaron Schock, Illinois, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat

The Daily Beast

Keep Reading

If the Ready for Hillary PAC has dog shirts, why can't Rand Paul? That's the thinking of the founder of Rand Paul Swag-who first set out to 'make liberty sexy' with Papa Ron.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Illinois, Democrat, Kentucky

The Capital-Journal

George Will: In a stew over inversions

Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called "inversion."


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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Hispanic Business

$13 Minimum Wage Has Broad Support in Chicago

Aug. 19--More than 4 out of 5 voters back Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to significantly increase Chicago's minimum wage in the coming years, even as it remains unclear whether the plan will ever be called for a City Council vote.


Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Rahm Emanuel, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, US Governors, Pat Quinn

The Miami Herald

Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters to impose term limits on state legislators, just three days before the November ballot will be finalized.


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WYMG-FM Springfield

Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports a Chicago woman in her seventies became ill with the virus last month.


Related Topix: Illinois, Health, West Nile Virus

Chicago Tribune

New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

Senate President John Cullerton's bill to allow the state to donate items to the Obama presidential library became law today.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Travel

Chicago Tribune

Illinois took too much money from federal Medicaid account, audit says

Under the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol building on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Springfield.


Related Topix: Illinois, Medicaid, Health, Springfield, IL, Health Insurance

Slate Magazine

Just Politics

Over the weekend, liberal and conservative commentators achieved rare bipartisan consensus in condemning the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as " unbelievably ridiculous ," legally thin , and potentially unconstitutional .


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Texas Government, Tom DeLay, US News, Texas, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Aug 18, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Is job creation in Illinois actually improving?

Governor Pat Quinn claims Illinois' economy is improving faster than at any time since the 1980's.


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