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  • 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 for the legislation that’s already passed the U.S. Senate.
  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...

    E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

    E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say
    WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released Monday by Democratic legislators. A survey of nine electronic-cigarette...

    Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads

    Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn stashed away nearly $9 million in campaign funds during the first three months of the year, but it’s likely he’ll need every cent of it and a lot more as he defends his seat against wealthy Republican challenger Bruce...

    Oberweis says he and Durbin are both millionaires

    Oberweis says he and Durbin are both millionaires
    Republican Senate candidate Jim Oberweis disclosed Tuesday that he and his wife had an adjusted gross income of more than $1.3 million last year, and he asserted that his opponent, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, is also in the ranks of millionaires. At...