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  • Frustration over new map for Chicago aldermen

      Frustration over new map for Chicago aldermen
    When a Gold Coast resident heard about plans to build two high-rises down the block from her home, she did what any Chicagoan would do: She contacted her alderman to express her concerns. Ignazia Angela Daidone knew that Chicago tradition gives City...
  • Jeb Bush sets better tone for Republicans

    Many paid attention to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush when he said illegal immigrants who broke the law by sneaking into the country to provide for their families are not committing a felony. Rather, he said, "It is an act of love." Bush's remarks reminded...
  • Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee

    Tougher ethics rules advance in California Senate committee
    SACRAMENTO — A raft of bills to set tougher ethics rules for California politicians cleared their first legislative hurdle Tuesday as the state Senate prepared for a daylong refresher course on standards of conduct. Lawmakers say better...
  • Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike

    Madigan: Votes not there yet on income tax, minimum wage hike
    SPRINGFIELD — As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn’t have enough votes lined up yet to extend the state’s income tax increase or raise the minimum wage....
  • Obama not getting through with good news about health care

    Here's a bit of good news for nervous Democrats: President Barack Obama's health care law isn't going to be the albatross many feared it would be in this year's congressional elections. Enrollment has soared, and the Congressional Budget Office...
  • Measure barring Covered California from hiring certain felons fails

    Measure barring Covered California from hiring certain felons fails
    SACRAMENTO--A bill barring the state's health insurance exchange from hiring individuals convicted of certain felonies failed to advance Tuesday. Under the proposal by Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare), Covered California would not be able to...
  • Ukraine president calls for new anti-rebel offensive as crisis deal falters

    Ukraine president calls for new anti-rebel offensive as crisis deal falters
    KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture. Kiev's...
  • Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies

    SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed by the cost of holding special elections whenever a vacancy occurs in the Legislature, a state panel on Tuesday endorsed putting a measure before voters that would allow the governor to appoint people to fill empty seats. Los...
  • Oberweis, Rauner refuse to back Senate-approved immigration reform measure

    Oberweis, Rauner refuse to back Senate-approved immigration reform measure
    The two candidates at the top of the Illinois Republican ticket this fall spoke at an event Tuesday designed to pressure the state’s GOP congressional delegation to pass sweeping immigration changes, but both refused to give their outright support...
  • In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas

    In Syria, U.N. agency distributes most food in government-held areas
    The World Food Program gives out most of its food aid to Syria in government-held areas, with only a quarter of the distributions occurring in rebel-controlled territory, according to latest figures from the U.N. agency. The findings underscore the...
  • Michigan's ban on preferential treatment in college admissions stands

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Tuesday accorded voters more leeway to challenge affirmative action, as justices upheld a Michigan measure that bans preferential treatment in college admissions based on race or ethnicity. In a highly anticipated but...