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In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives.
The official, who asked not to be identified, told the Reuters news agency that the FBI was investigating the death of 33-year-old Douglas McAuthur McCain.
When Congress comes back from recess in September, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will begin his first days as the majority leader of the House.
The word "inversion" has entered the popular vocabulary, describing a tax-driven corporate merger in which a U.S. firm acquires an overseas company and then relocates its legal domicile to that firm's home tax jurisdiction.
New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.
Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.
The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th. In a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the DOT blames unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns.
The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th...but the Illinois Department of Transportation says unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns will extend the shutdown for another month.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a couple of bills last week to make it easier for voters to get rid of unnecessary and wasteful units of government.
Beautiful, crisp fall days on the horizon mean long motorcycle rides on hilly country roads enticing motorcycle riders to feel the wind in their hair.
It was a remarkable event not only for the bizarre crime that was alleged, but for its victims, who were some of the biggest names in Chicago legal circles.
After the revelations of Woodstock Police Sgt. Chip Amati's deplorable, predatory actions, every local leader did what politicians do: pass the buck.
Illinois is opening cooling centers around the state to help people beat the heat.
Eighteen months prior to his death, Kennedy endorsed then Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 primary fight -- a massive moment that many credit as a tipping point in Obama's challenge to then New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Cornel West , the outspoken theological professor who publicly supported then-Sen. Barack Obama as the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate, is now slamming the president as a "brown-faced Clinton " and just "another neoliberal opportunist."
"The reality is: No one outside the court knows" how close the precedent came to be overruled, says William Messenger.
Robin Williams' passing last week is a powerful reminder of the gravity of mental illness and the urgency of improving quality of and access to mental health care.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 01:32 am
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