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Boating Safety: Governor signs Several Measures

Governor Pat Quinn signs three measures to increase boater safety.

Governor Quinn Signs Historic Pension Reform

Quinn Signs Illinois Boater Safety Regulations

Gov. Pat Quinn has approved several laws aimed at increasing boater safety on a holiday weekend that many Illinois residents…


Illinois Celebrates the 4th of July with Parades, Fireworks

Communities across Illinois are celebrating Independence Day with parades, ice cream socials, fishing derbies and fireworks. In the central Illinois…

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Ex-Illinois Governor Returns, Talks Death Penalty

George Ryan is a free man once again and shares his thoughts on the death penalty.


Storms Hit Some Illinois Cornfields Hard

Some areas of Illinois saw damage to their corn crops due to storms Monday.


Members of Congress Tour Large VA Facilities in their Districts

Members of Congress with big Veterans’ Administration facilities in or near their districts  know what to do: go there. U.…


NRI Subpoenas Issued

Grand jury demands NRI emails


Alleged Truck Stop Killer Arrested

Focus of nationwide manhunt


Illinois GI Assistance Plan Extended

The 2003 program was designed because military families took a salary cut after National Guard members and reservists were deployed

IL dept of veterans affairs

Illinois Accepting Health Insurance Grant Applications

ACA enrollment begins November 15


Gas Prices Are Dipping

$3.82 state average


Quinn Is on Unions’ Side in U. S. Supreme Court Ruling

Governor: Unions made this country great


Dems: Show Us Your Taxes, Rauner

GOP candidate takes advantage of laws to lessen his tax burden


White: Let’s Be Careful Out There

DUI dangerous and costly


Advocates Applaud Quinn Veto

Bill would have restricted FOIA

FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to students and educators at the state Capitol in Springfield Ill. Gov. Quinn largely approved the 2015 budget lawmakers sent him but used his veto powers to cut about $250 million from the $35.7 billion spending plan Monday June 30, 2014. The Chicago Democrat said he cut money for renovations to the state Capitol, which drew criticism last year over the hefty price tag. He also said he has directed state agencies to made additional reductions, including selling nearly half of the state's aircraft.

Quinn Orders Halt to IDOT Political Hiring

Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered a moratorium on political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation.


Suspected I-39 Rest Stop Killer Accused of Two Murders

Illinois State Police now say a man wanted in the killing of a Rockford insurance agent is now also a suspect in the death of a woman at a highway rest stop.


Davis Defends Chief of Staff Choice

U. S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is defending his choice of a chief of staff: a former co-worker who, in the interim, lobbied for Monsanto and Land O'Lakes.


Gee Family Home In Beason Set Ablaze

Firefighters have burned down the home where five members of a Logan County family were beaten to death in 2009.


Bel-Aire Has a Human Component, Too

There is a human part of the equation

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Divided House abandons vote on border bill


Congress will take a five-week vacation without addressing the immigration crisis.

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Jobless claims up, wage growth starting to push higher


The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a stronger labor market.

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Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some


Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

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House approves $17B veterans health care bill


The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

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House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care


The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.