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  • Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage

    Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving cautiously on the issue of raising the city's minimum wage, announcing the creation of a committee that will discuss the pros and cons and report back to him. The famously hard-charging mayor doesn't need to solicit input on...
  • Madigan's 'millionaire tax' ballot question passes House

    Madigan's 'millionaire tax' ballot question passes House
    SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan's symbolic "millionaire's tax" fall ballot question got out of the House today. House lawmakers voted 64-46 to put on the Nov. 4 ballot an advisory question asking voters whether they support the idea of an...
  • Russia says Ukraine vote not valid without talks with separatists

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday issued a veiled warning that the Kremlin won't recognize Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless the Kiev government first submits to power-sharing talks with pro-Russia separatists in eastern...
  • Putin asks pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine to delay referendum

    Putin asks pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine to delay referendum
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had pulled back troops from the border with Ukraine and called on Kremlin-allied separatists to delay a referendum on whether  Ukraine's regions should have a greater degree of autonomy. Putin,...
  • Putin visits seized Crimea territory, hails its 'return' to Russia

    Putin visits seized Crimea territory, hails its 'return' to Russia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin stirred fresh outrage Friday when he capped his country’s annual Victory Day display of military might with a visit to the Crimean territory seized from Ukraine earlier this year and praised its return to the “...
  • As Ukraine separatists prepare to vote, world awaits Kremlin response

    Pro-Russia gunmen occupying Ukrainian government buildings in the volatile eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have summoned the local populations to vote Sunday on whether to seek “autonomy” from the government in Kiev, a divisive...
  • Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy

    Separatists urge supporters in east Ukraine to vote on autonomy
    As violent clashes flared anew in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists summoned their supporters to vote Sunday on whether to seek autonomy from the government in Kiev despite widespread condemnation of the rogue referendum and retracted support from...
  • Ukraine's separatist referendum draws 'yes' votes from many sides

    Galvanized by fear and propaganda, residents of eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in a widely condemned and unmonitored referendum on independence that is expected to be declared an overwhelming victory by its separatist organizers. Ukraine’s central...
  • Violence flares in eastern Ukraine as separatists hold referendum

    Violence flares in eastern Ukraine as separatists hold referendum
    Ukrainian government forces opened fire on pro-Russian militants Sunday in the eastern town of Krasnoarmeysk, killing one man, whom a regional separatist leader identified as a civilian. Denis Pushilin, self-proclaimed leader of the "People’s...
  • Eastern Ukraine holds separatist referendum

    Some residents of this eastern Ukrainian city voted for independence Sunday in expectation of soon having their region annexed by Russia. Others cast "yes" votes as what they considered a first step toward demanding more regional autonomy while...
  • EU imposes fresh round of sanctions linked to Ukraine conflict

    EU imposes fresh round of sanctions linked to Ukraine conflict
    The European Union added 13 people Monday to its blacklist of Russian officials and others subject to visa bans and asset freezes for their roles in the ongoing unrest in eastern and southern Ukraine. The names of those affected were not immediately...