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3 hrs ago | Roll Call

Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul

Kinzinger says a secure border must be the first step in any immigration overhaul.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Representative Adam Kinzinger, US Politics, US News, Dennis Hastert, Representative Aaron Schock, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois

6 hrs ago | Morris Daily Herald

Our View: Give biennial budget a try

One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a five-year financial plan for the state.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, Kentucky Government, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Kentucky

10 hrs ago | Spin

Barack and Michelle Obama Honor Frankie Knuckles as 'Trailblazer'

Franke Knuckles was taken from us earlier this month, but the Chicago house DJ's influence reached all the way around the planet - including to the Leader of the Free World.


Related Topix: Frankie Knuckles, House, Michelle Obama, Dj's, Dance, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Politics, Illinois

15 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

Mayorsa group pushes for Illinois pension reform

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey, accompanied by several mayors and village presidents from across Illinois, speaks Monday during a news conference calling for state lawmakers to overhaul local pension systems for police and fire departments in Chicago.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Illinois, Peoria, IL, Retirement

19 hrs ago | CBS Local

Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest By Illinois Law

A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Illinois, Family, Kids, Cook County, IL

20 hrs ago | WUSA-TV Washington

Tuesday Pothole Alert: Illinois Avenue

It may be small but it is driving Dixon crazy. It's one of those craters that can sneak up on you and give you quite a jolt if you hit it just right.


Related Topix: Illinois

22 hrs ago |

Polls: Rauner with a Slight Edge Over Quinn, While Madigan's Unfavorable Ratings Are High

A couple of polls popped up over the weekend focusing on some of the key players in Illinois politics.


Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Durkin contends Obama library unaffordable, impractical for Illinois

Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, of Western Springs, talks with House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, Dec. 3, 2013 during a committee hearing at the Capitol in Springfield.


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

Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois reveals his 2013 taxes

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has released his federal and state tax returns' figures for 2013, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Monday.


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

The Washington Post

Obama names veteran Washington lawyer as White House counsel

President Barack Obama is naming W. Neil Eggleston, a veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer, replacing long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, US Senate, History in the News, Democrat, Illinois

WTOP-FM Washington

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.


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

WTAX-AM Springfield

Term Limits Proposal Contains Other Changes

Besides limiting lawmakers to eight years of service in the General Assembly, it would also reduce the number of senators from 59 to 41, and add five state representatives to the House.


Related Topix: Illinois

Northwest Herald

Hope for Illinois

As much as I am against the general Democratic philosophy of state Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, I must give credit where credit is due and applaud Rep. Franks on his bold opposition to the “millionaire tax” and two other propositions.


Related Topix: Illinois, McHenry County, IL

Central Street Project Delayed

Plans to upgrade one of Bethalto's major thoroughfares have been put on hold after the Illinois Department of Transportation rejected the original plan for the project.


Related Topix: Illinois

Illinoisians Call for Reinstatement of Benefits

The people of Illinois are urging Congress to reinstate federal unemployment benefits.


Related Topix: Illinois

Sun Apr 20, 2014

American Reporter


Legislatures in Pennsylvania and Illinois are considering bills that would reduce or eliminate what animal welfare advocates call mutilations, and what breeders and American Kennel Club call "breed standards."


Related Topix: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Animal Rights, Agriculture, Science

Wall Street Journal

Land of Lincoln Is Looking Up---From Some Viewpoints

We have long asked the question you pose in your editorial, " What's the Matter with Illinois? " .


Related Topix: Illinois

River Cities' Reader

Speaker Has Become the Perfect Bogeyman

A poll taken for Rasmussen Reports earlier this month found that Governor Pat Quinn's unfavorable rating was 55 percent.


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


Bankrupt Illinois Madness Never Stops; House Committee Wants...

Illinois is broke. Its public pension plans are the most troubled in the nation.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Libraries, Southern Methodist University, Opinion

Free Republic

Illegal Immigration: Will Illinois' GOP leadership abandon the party's platform?

Next Tuesday, Illinois GOP officials will join with the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition to urge Congress to pass what they call "immigration reform".


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, Immigration Reform, Illinois