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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Chicago voters split on tax funding for prospective Obama library

A recent poll indicates that support for using tax money to help fund a prospective Barack Obama 's presidential library in Chicago falls along familiar political fault lines.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, Illinois

7 hrs ago | Roll Call

Pat Quinn Could be Drag on Illinois Democrats

The national political tide isn't looking good for Democrats, but in Illinois this November, down-ballot candidates have an even bigger problem: the drag of Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate, Representative Aaron Schock, Illinois, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat

11 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Keep Reading

If the Ready for Hillary PAC has dog shirts, why can't Rand Paul? That's the thinking of the founder of Rand Paul Swag-who first set out to 'make liberty sexy' with Papa Ron.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Barack Obama, Illinois, Democrat, Kentucky

15 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

George Will: In a stew over inversions

Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called "inversion."

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

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Hispanic Business

$13 Minimum Wage Has Broad Support in Chicago

Aug. 19--More than 4 out of 5 voters back Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to significantly increase Chicago's minimum wage in the coming years, even as it remains unclear whether the plan will ever be called for a City Council vote.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Rahm Emanuel, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Illinois, US Governors, Pat Quinn

The Miami Herald

Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters to impose term limits on state legislators, just three days before the November ballot will be finalized.

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Related Topix: Illinois

WYMG-FM Springfield

Illinois Confirms First Human West Nile Case

The Illinois Department of Public Health reports a Chicago woman in her seventies became ill with the virus last month.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Health, West Nile Virus

Chicago Tribune

New laws make it easier to file nursing home complaints, donate Obama items

Senate President John Cullerton's bill to allow the state to donate items to the Obama presidential library became law today.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors, Illinois, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Travel

Chicago Tribune

Illinois took too much money from federal Medicaid account, audit says

Under the rotunda of the Illinois State Capitol building on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Springfield.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Medicaid, Health, Springfield, IL, Health Insurance

Slate Magazine

Just Politics

Over the weekend, liberal and conservative commentators achieved rare bipartisan consensus in condemning the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as " unbelievably ridiculous ," legally thin , and potentially unconstitutional .

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Texas Government, Tom DeLay, US News, Texas, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rod Blagojevich, Illinois, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Aug 18, 2014

My FOX Chicago

Is job creation in Illinois actually improving?

Governor Pat Quinn claims Illinois' economy is improving faster than at any time since the 1980's.

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

KFVS12

Ill. AG wants treasurer's office lawsuit dismissed

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants portions of a lawsuit filed against Treasurer Dan Rutherford's office dropped, and a court to sanction the former staff lawyer who filed it.

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Related Topix: Illinois

Sunherald.com

New Illinois laws target senior care complaints

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is designed to help people living in nursing homes.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Long Term Care, Health, US News

Ledger-Enquirer.com

State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

Jim Ross, manager, Division of Air Pollution Control at State of Illinois, testifies during an Illinois Commerce Commission hearing Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Global Warming, Springfield, IL, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

Business Journal

With Northstar terminated, what will the Illinois Lottery do now?

"The Good Life" ad campaign was one of several efforts by ad agency Downtown Partners Chicago to enhance the Illinois Lottery's brand image.

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Related Topix: Illinois, The Good Life, Pop/Rock, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Indiana, Indiana Government

Daily Herald

Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

Federal auditors have found that Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in overdraws the state later had trouble repaying.

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Related Topix: Illinois

Daily Herald

Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling

A federal appeals court has taken on the issue of pay-to-play corruption in Illinois under disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Northwest Herald

Local police departments to run extra Labor Day enforcement

Communities such as McHenry, Crystal Lake and Spring Grove, among others, are running special overnight enforcement campaigns to watch for drunk drivers, according to news releases.

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Examiner.com

Meet Bruce Rauner, the Mitt Romney of Illinois politics

Bruce Rauner is the "Mitt Romney of Illinois politics". Rauner has joked that he's not even in the 1 percent, but rather the 0.1 percent, and his net worth is reportedly almost $1 billion.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mitt Romney, Chicago, IL, Rod Blagojevich, US Governors

Sun Aug 17, 2014

River Cities' Reader

Edgar Gives Rauner an Unexpected State-Fair Boost

The dose measure a dose packet and drink all of time for purposes not take this medication guide important information you should not listed in this medication.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Illinois, Pat Quinn

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