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  • Oberweis wins, faces tough race against Durbin

    Oberweis wins, faces tough race against Durbin
    Sen. Dick Durbin's run for re-election against Republican Jim Oberweis promises to be a costly, rough-and-tumble contest in which the longtime Democratic lawmaker has key advantages. In a closer-than-expected GOP primary race Tuesday, Oberweis emerged...
  • Quinn, Rauner battle to be big on populism, attacks

    Quinn, Rauner battle to be big on populism, attacks
    The fall campaign for Illinois governor between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will feature dueling brands of populism, campaign bankrolls in the tens of millions of dollars and plenty of scorched-earth attacks from...
  • Mizeur says state has to replace Baltimore jail

    Mizeur says state has to replace Baltimore jail
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur said Tuesday that she doesn't want to spend the more than $500 million it would take to replace the badly deteriorated Baltimore jail, but said she recognizes something must be done to replace the...
  • Dollar firms before Fed verdict, all eyes on Yellen debut

    LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar rose against the yen and euro on Wednesday, drawing comfort from expectations the Federal Reserve will further unwind monetary stimulus, looking beyond the impact on the economy of a harsh winter. Some trepidation before...
  • The year of the Russians

    WASHINGTON -- After a quarter of a century of relative calm since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russians are coming again. On the heels of their successful Winter Olympics in Sochi, in which they won the medals competition, the regime of President...
  • Labor's Perez details Obama's overtime rules overhaul

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Labor Secretary Tom Perez offered details this week about the Obama administration's push to revise overtime pay regulations, confirming the Labor Department may close a "loophole" in the test used to determine which workers are...
  • Rauner vs. Quinn: Voters, you'll choose the future of Illinois

     Rauner vs. Quinn: Voters, you'll choose the future of Illinois
    Gather 'round. Then look, to the degree Earth's curvature permits, at what once was the proud, prosperous, promising state of Illinois — 55,519 square miles of rich opportunity and national leadership. Today you see the diminished remains of that...
  • For the record

    Earthquake wake-up call: An article in the March 18 Section A about a 4.4 earthquake in Encino included a map that contained two errors regarding recent earthquakes in the Los Angeles region. A Pasadena earthquake that struck in 1988 had a magnitude of 5....
  • Avon Attorney Martha Dean Kicks Off Her Campaign For Governor

    Avon Attorney Martha Dean Kicks Off Her Campaign For Governor
    HARTFORD — In her first official speech as a Republican candidate for governor, Avon attorney Martha Dean laid out her vision for Connecticut, pledging to repeal the income tax, scrap "unconstitutional" gun laws, fix roads and bridges, end public...
  • Rauner claims victory in Republican governor race

    Rauner claims victory in Republican governor race
    First-time candidate Bruce Rauner eked out a surprisingly narrow victory over state Sen. Kirk Dillard for the Republican governor nomination in Tuesday's primary as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn launched an early TV attack ad against his wealthy challenger....
  • Kane County voters reject disability tax

    Kane County voters reject disability tax
    Kane County residents voted against a 0.1 percent property tax that would have generated about $12 million annually to fund services for the developmentally disabled. With all precincts reporting, 63.8 percent voted no on the proposal Tuesday,...