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  • New federal budget bill lets political parties cash in

    WASHINGTON A provision in the $1.1 trillion omnibus budget bill that President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law this week will open up new sources of cash for the nation's two political parties. Eleven paragraphs added to the bill as a last-...
  • Campaign finance debated as Hinsdale District 86 school election begins

    Campaign finance debated as Hinsdale District 86 school election begins
    There are still a few days left for candidates to file petitions, and the election is not until April, but at least one local political action group is already poised to try to influence the race for Hinsdale Township High School board. The candidates,...
  • Jeb Bush a 'moderate'? Don't be silly

    Jeb Bush  a 'moderate'?  Don't be silly
    Jeb Bush really wants to be president. The pundits, however, fear he's not conservative enough — that he's too moderate. That fear is about as legitimate as me fearing my abs are too ripped. Jeb Bush is a union-busting, school-voucher-promoting,...
  • As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives

    As Jeb Bush signals bid, he faces skepticism from conservatives
    Now that Jeb Bush has sent his clearest signal yet that he may seek to expand his family's legacy in the White House, the former Florida governor must convince national Republicans that he is conservative enough to be their presidential nominee. Bush,...
  • Controversy and change mark 2014 in Highland Park, Deerfield

    Controversy and change mark 2014 in Highland Park, Deerfield
    The past year was marked by both controversy and considerable change in Highland Park and Deerfield. Whether it was protesting the departure of a popular high school principal or opposing the closure of the town's only boat ramp, Highland Park residents...
  • Firebrand Senator Ted Cruz apologizes for U.S. spending bill ruckus

    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Tea Party firebrand who nearly provoked the second government shutdown in a little over a year, on Tuesday apologized to his fellow Republicans for a strategy that backfired. A Cruz spokeswoman said the senator apologized...
  • Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation

    Md. lawmakers offer support for Colvin's confirmation
    Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin led a symbolic and unsuccessful effort Tuesday to force a vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration, arguing that the agency needs a permanent leader in place...
  • Doba Leaving As Malloy Spokesman; Bergman In

    Doba Leaving As Malloy Spokesman; Bergman In
    Andrew Doba is leaving as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's chief spokesman, and a top campaign aide will be taking over the duties. Doba will be departing early next year after the gubernatorial inauguration, and he is being replaced by Mark Bergman, a...
  • Sanguinetti steps down from Wheaton City Council

    Sanguinetti steps down from Wheaton City Council
    Illinois Lieutenant Governor-elect Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti on Monday night resigned from the Wheaton City Council, effective immediately. Elected lieutenant governor last month as the running mate for Governor-elect Bruce Rauner and scheduled to be...
  • Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

    Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana
    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first...
  • Comptrollers seat

    Comptrollers seat
    Since the untimely passing of freshly re-elected Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka there has no end of ideas and suggestions as to whom current Illinois Governor Pat Quinn should appoint. Or for how long the appointment will last.  Since losing...