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  • Wealthy Rauner launches exploration of Republican governor bid

    Wealthy Rauner launches exploration of Republican governor bid
    Wealthy Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner moved a step closer Tuesday toward a potential bid for the Republican governor nomination, filing papers to form an exploratory committee and launching a 60-day listening tour of the state. The venture capitalist...
  • Illinois Republican chairman under fire for pro-gay marriage stance

    Illinois Republican chairman under fire for pro-gay marriage stance
    Illinois Republican Party leaders are scheduled to gather behind closed doors Saturday to discuss the fate of state GOP Chairman Pat Brady following his endorsement of same-sex marriage. But it’s unclear whether the Republican State Central...
  • Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014

    Durbin telling top Democrats he'll seek re-election in 2014
    Dick Durbin, Illinois’ senior U.S. senator and the No. 2 Democrat in the chamber, is telling top Democrats he will seek a fourth term in 2014, sources familiar with his decision said Friday. Durbin’s re-election bid alleviates any concerns...
  • Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others

    Proposed law would 'make you pay' for buying guns for others
    It’s been nearly three years since Chicago police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed with a gun purchased in Mississippi by a straw purchaser -- a person who buys guns for those who aren't allowed to. But on Friday, his sister Sandra...
  • Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled

    Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled
    WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled. Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...
  • The answer on Iran? Yes.

    After years of fruitless negotiations, the United States may soon face an unfamiliar problem in its long confrontation with Iran: Are we willing to take yes for an answer? Negotiators are scheduled to meet again in Geneva this week to try to move toward...
  • The GOP vs. gay rights

    In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...
  • 10 Republican senators want Sebelius fired over Obamacare rollout

    WASHINGTON - Ten Republican senators have called on President Obama to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who is overseeing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its troubled website. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and...
  • Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers

    Senate votes to ban discrimination against LGBT workers
    WASHINGTON — A bill to extend historic new protections to gays in the workplace won easy Senate approval Thursday, bolstered by rare bipartisan support that illustrated the dramatic shift in the politics around gay rights amid growing public...
  • Letters: Give peace, and Iran, a chance

    Re "The answer on Iran? Yes.," Opinion, Nov. 6 Doyle McManus is right that we should be willing to take "yes" for an answer when it comes to negotiating with Iran. Members of Congress such as Sens. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J....
  • Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair

    Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD -- Out-of-power Republicans rolled out four candidates for governor at an Illinois State Fair rally Thursday that focused on regaining relevance by taking back the state's top job. The contenders come with resumes as varied as the flavors of...