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  • Quinn deputy chief of staff leaving amid IDOT patronage controversy

    Quinn deputy chief of staff leaving amid IDOT patronage controversy
    A top aide to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is leaving the administration amid a politically damaging patronage hiring controversy that already led to the departure of the head of the state’s transportation agency. Quinn spokesman Grant Klinzman...
  • Tesla gigafactory: State budget watchdogs urge restraint on tax breaks, incentives

    The fierce competition among five states to land Tesla Motors' planned "gigafactory" for battery production has been the economic development story of the summer. Now budget watchdogs from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas have jointly...
  • Mexican president meets with Gov. Brown, lauds treatment of immigrants

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, speaking at a luncheon held in honor of his visit to California, thanked Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday for respecting immigrants "whether they have citizenship or not, whether they have legal status or not." "The...
  • Bear, wolf, cougar added to state protected list

    Bear, wolf, cougar added to state protected list
    Illinois has added the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to its list of protected species under the state's wildlife code, giving the three animals at least the same rights as the common squirrel and lowly opossum. Bears, cougars and wolves are all "apex...
  • Colorado governor defends death sentence comment as 'hypothetical'

    DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Tuesday that he was responding to a hypothetical question when he raised the possibility of granting clemency to the state's longest-serving death row inmate should he lose his re-election bid...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill requiring cellphone 'kill switches'

    Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers addressed technology's dark side Monday, with Brown approving a requirement for "kill switches'' on smartphones and legislators requesting new protection for victims of revenge porn and identity theft. A...
  • ‘Omen’ series ‘Damien’ next for ‘Walking Dead’ veteran Glen Mazzara

     
    Glen Mazzara is resurrecting the Antichrist for Lifetime. The former showrunner of AMC's “The Walking Dead” is masterminding a new […]...
  • Jackie Robinson West 'still champions,' Chicago fans say

     Jackie Robinson West 'still champions,' Chicago fans say
    Chicago’s Little League team fell short of winning a world title Sunday, but many of the more than 1,000 fans at two city public watch parties still walked away smiling. “They might not have won the World Series but they’re still...
  • More than 100 hurt in California earthquake

    More than 100 hurt in California earthquake
    NAPA, Calif., Aug 24 (Reuters) - A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco early on Sunday, injuring more than 100 people, damaging historic buildings, setting some homes on fire and causing power outages around the picturesque...
  • Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena

    Rauner hits Quinn on ex-chief of staff subpoena
    Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....
  • McDonnell trial: Former governor, prosecutor spar for five hours

    McDonnell trial: Former governor, prosecutor spar for five hours
    RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell faced his accusers Monday, fielding the prosecution’s questions with a set jaw, a narrowed stare and careful pauses before yes and no answers. After nearly five hours questioning, Assistant U.S....