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  • Rauner-backed legislative term limit petitions to be filed Wednesday

    Rauner-backed legislative term limit petitions to be filed Wednesday
    A group pushing an effort to put a legislative term limit question on the general election ballot, a movement heavily backed by Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner, takes its next step Wednesday when it files petitions with the State Board of...
  • Rauner says probe shows Quinn part of 'broken culture' in Springfield

    Rauner says probe shows Quinn part of 'broken culture' in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his $55 million anti-violence program now under scrutiny by a Cook County grand jury, saying he is not going to turn his back from public safety needs in Chicago and other urban areas. The Democratic...
  • Will Clinton run?

    Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president. "If you really want to do something, if you believe you're the right person to do it, if you think that it could make a difference, then you have to be willing to compete,...
  • Oregon leaders to vote on scrapping health insurance exchange

    DURHAM, Ore. — Oregon officials will vote Friday on whether to become the first state to scrap its troubled insurance exchange and switch to the federal system, after spending an estimated $248 million on an ambitious exchange that failed in...
  • Governor's race needs substance [Letter]

    Governor's race needs substance [Letter]
    In a single issue, The Baltimore Sun had three articles I found interesting. The first was "Brown: Gansler comments 'reckless'" (April 23). I agree with the lieutenant governor that Attorney General Douglas Gansler's remarks show a lack of judgment...
  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
  • Brazil police blamed for death of a woman after a shootout

    SAO PAULO, Brazil —   The governor of Rio de Janeiro state apologized Wednesday for the death of a woman shot during a firefight between police and criminal suspects and later dragged behind a police vehicle. The incident was the latest to raise...
  • Ken Ziffren's Next Act: Reviving Production in L.A.

    Two months ago, one of Ken Ziffren's law partners, Matt Johnson, came into his office and said, "I am going to ask you to do something that you are going to enjoy, but you aren't going to enjoy the visibility." "And I said, 'Uh oh,' " Ziffren recalls....
  • Senator says he'll block minimum wage bill until state raises pay for caregivers

    Senator says he'll block minimum wage bill until state raises pay for caregivers
    The governor's proposal to raise the minimum wage hit a snag Wednesday as a key senator said he would block the legislation until the administration agreed to increase pay for workers who care for developmentally disabled individuals. Sen. Thomas M....
  • Brown files elections complaint against Gansler

    Brown files elections complaint against Gansler
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s campaign for governor filed a formal complaint against his chief rival Thursday, alleging Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler broke state law by organizing fundraisers during the General Assembly session. Gansler’s...
  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House. For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...