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3 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

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.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Rush University

5 hrs ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

Illinois General Assembly should butt out of high school sports

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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Related Topix: Illinois, Machesney Park, IL, Rockford, IL, Opinion

10 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

Illinois values voters in a quandary over November gubernatorial election

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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

13 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

Holocaust Commission Expanding

A new state law will expand the state's commission on the Holocaust. The Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission will increase in size from 18 to 22 members under the legislation sponsored by State Sen. Ira Silverstein .

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17 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller,...

House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, about a compromise bill to help veterans.

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Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Ohio, Illinois, Medicine, Nursing, Opinion

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Illinoisreview

Illinois Congressman chooses cheeseburgers over VA reform

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Examiner.com

Rauner ahead in polls as Quinn counterpunches

In a 'We Ask America' poll conducted yesterday, Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner is leading incumbent Pat Quinn in the Illinois gubernatorial race by 14 points.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

KFVS12

Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.

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

WIFR

Nominees Sought for Illinois Distinguished Seniors

The annual award recognizes Illinoisans 65 and older who are outstanding in the categories of community service, education, performance or graphic arts and in the workforce.

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RiverBender.com

Ryan Says Quinn Could Go To Prison

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan says he wouldn't be surprised if Pat Quinn becomes the third consecutive Illinois governor who ends up behind bars.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

SFGate

Giant ketchup bottle draws tourists in Illinois

This October 1960 photo provided by Michael Gassmann, shows the iconic giant ketchup bottle water tower outside the old Brooks bottling plant in Collinsville, Ill.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Weird

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

More transparency will be required of Illinois charter schools

Special to Watchdog.org C HICAGO - Illinois charter schools will be required to make their student selection process public, because of legislation signed by Gov. Pat Quinn this week.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Education Etc.

Examiner.com

Meet the man who took down D.C.'s handgun ban

A District Court judge ruled the city's ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional after the case languished for five years.

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Related Topix: Guns, Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Switched

Illinois turbulent love affair with government entities

Illinoisans have a reluctant love affair -- or perhaps an unhappy arranged marriage -- with government.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Analysis: Clinton impeachment shadows GOP lawsuit

This July 23, 2014, file photo shows Speaker of the House John Boehner, of Ohio, joined by incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, of Calif., as he talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Ohio, Illinois, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Daily Herald

Developmental center closure could take time

A week after a federal court ruled the state of Illinois could move forward with closing a developmental center in southern Illinois, state officials said there's no timetable for shuttering it.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Forbes.com

The Millennials' Moment: Why 2014 Does Matter

When Senator Barack Obama was elected in 2008 with a majority vote over Republican Senator John McCain, he was heralded as a possibly transformational President - potentially in the same category as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan.

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

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Illinois considers new license requirements for big motorcycles

After graduating from Illinois' motorcycle safety class, instructors say, some students rush out and buy a monster racing bike that can go 140 mph - and they can't handle it.

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Belleville News Democrat

In context, Illinois unemployment rate isn't so good

Less is making Illinois' unemployment rate look better, but the Illinois Policy Institute explains that it's a distorted view.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Wizbang

Worst American Governor Pat Quinn Urges Obama to Bring all Illegals to Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has a great idea. He wants Obama to bring all the illegals to Illinois! In a state that sits at the bottom of every metric that makes a successful state-rampant unemployment, lowest job creation, highest debt, biggest pension crisis, worst business climate-Pat Quinn wants to import thousands of people who have no jobs ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois

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