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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has a history of insensitive and off-color remarks, apologized Friday for a pair of jokes he made before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.
Illinois State Board of Elections member Harold Byers speaks to fellow board members during a meeting Friday to certify the November ballot, including decisions on whether challenged Green and Libertarian candidates can be on the ticket in Springfield.
A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.
The Court also ruled that his motion to stay today's ballot certification is moot.
Independent Eliot Cutler this week tried to translate an endorsement from U.S. Sen. Angus King into momentum for his third-place campaign for governor, timing the endorsement announcement just before a statewide TV advertising push .
On Thursday August 21, 2014, " The Walking Dead " star, Michael Rooker kicked off his weekend at Chicago's 2014 Wizard World Comic Convention with a special, sneak preview of " The Driving Dead " web series.
Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics investigator found.
Door way to receive help in enrolling for the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."
Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is eliminating 58 positions that are at the center of a lawsuit alleging questionable hiring practices.
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.
"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.
In 1914: The cornerstone of the Urbana post office was laid yesterday afternoon, Postmaster C.M. Webber being master of ceremonies.
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.
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.
"It is critical that the county maintain a presence in Springfield and Washington, " board Chairman Dan Cronin said before the vote.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 07:04 am
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