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5 hrs ago | 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? " .

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10 hrs ago | 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.

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

15 hrs ago | Townhall

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

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

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

18 hrs ago | 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".

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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WIFR

Illinois State Police Giving Out Free Booster Seats

In many cases booster seats can keep our kids safe during accidents, and now we have the chance to get a booster seat for free.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Illinois

Northwest Herald

GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan appears Thursday before an Illinois House committee meeting in Chicago, regarding a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago.

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

Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois schools get waiver from No Child Left Behind progress mandate

Illinois joined the long list of states that have received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday, which means its school districts won't be punished financially or labeled as failures if all students don't score well on standardized tests.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

WTAX-AM Springfield

Springfield Man Accused of Tax Evasion

The Illinois Department of Revenue says Frederick Harrold didn't file between 2009 and 2012, when he operated the Pallet Shop.

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Russia Taday

New York joins fight to elect US president by popular vote

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that could help revamp future presidential elections by agreeing to award the state's 29 electoral votes to the candidate that is most favored on a national level.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Prison, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois

CBS News

$1000-a-day drug approved to treat Illinois prison inmates

Illinois prison inmates will now be able to get a new and effective -- but incredibly costly -- drug for hepatitis C. The Herald-Review reported on Friday that the state Department of Corrections has approved the use of Sovaldi for hepatitis C. The medication has a cure rate of 95 percent.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Hillary Clinton, Pennsylvania, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

News Times

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.

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

Washington Times

Ill. prisons to use costly drug for hepatitis C

Illinois prison officials will be using an effective, but costly, new drug to treat inmates with hepatitis C. But they aren't sure of the total cost.

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ABC News

Clock Ticking for States to Adopt Health Exchanges

For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

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

Lincoln Daily News

Extending federal unemployment would help 64,000 Illinois workers

When federal long-term unemployment benefits ended in December, 74,000 Illinois workers immediately lost their temporary help.

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

CBS Local

Illinois Medical Marijuana Rules Drop Gun Language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners.

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KFVS12

Illinois GOP leaders to urge immigration reform

Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and other top Illinois Republicans will join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at a gathering next week to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Dennis Hastert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Illinoisreview

Vote expected to make permanent Illinois' 2011 temporary income hike

A member of House Speaker Mike Madigan's leadership team says there will be a vote to raise taxes before the Legislature adjourns this spring.

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The Washington Post

Let the jockeying for the Obama museum begin.

President Obama has more than two years left in the White House, but that hasn't stopped a scramble over the possible location of his presidential library from starting.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force, Sports

WTVF Nashville

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the... Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Michelle Obama, Prison

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