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  • Deficit reduction plans would squeeze Medicare

    Deficit reduction plans would squeeze Medicare
    Spurred by growing concerns about the federal deficit, plans to curb Medicare spending are proliferating -- setting the stage for potentially bruising battles between seniors? advocates and budget cutters. The proposals, put forth by members of...
  • Take Metra to your biking getaway

    Take Metra to your biking getaway
    Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike. The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...
  • Midwest events

    Midwest events
    Illinois May 28-29: Mackinaw Music and International Wine & Beer Fest, Mackinaw. Wine and beer tasting, along with a variety of musical entertainment at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fee applies; 309-359-9463; tinyurl.com/3gofqou. Miles from Chicago: 160...
  • Market climate warms for house hunters

    Market climate warms for house hunters
    Traditionally, spring is when prospective homebuyers come out of hibernation and begin the hunt for their next residence. But with the economy still in flux, budget battles raging in Washington and a housing market on shaky ground, many house hunters...
  • Illinois Senate won't vote on limiting state worker unionizing

    Illinois Senate won't vote on limiting state worker unionizing
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate won’t vote today on a measure pushed by Gov. Pat Quinn to limit collective bargaining rights for thousands of state workers. The Democratic governor had hoped for a vote while legislators were in Springfield this...
  • Quinn defends push to limit unionizing of state workers

    Quinn defends push to limit unionizing of state workers
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his efforts to limit collective bargaining rights for thousands of state employees, saying his proposal is a balanced approach aimed at ensuring a separation between rank-and-file workers and upper managers. Quinn...
  • Quinn stands by opposition to conceal carry in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today stood solidly today behind his opposition to allowing concealed weapons in Illinois even though Wisconsin is on the verge of becoming the 49th state with some form of such a law. “We must ensure the safety of...
  • Quinn signs law to prevent release of gun owner names

    The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today. The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
  • Federal deal on Indiana coal plants aims to clear Chicago's air

    Federal deal on Indiana coal plants aims to clear Chicago's air
    In a move that could help clean up Chicago's chronically dirty air, the Obama administration on Thursday brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. As part of the...
  • State-subsidized baby-sitting means Illinois keeps an eye on who's watching the kids

    Introduced in the 1990s welfare-to-work initiative, payments for child care subsidies now far outnumber the amount spent on traditional public aid. Under the program, states get federal money to give out to poor parents trying to work or go to school....
  • Ask Tom why: Is there such a thing as an inland hurricane?

    Dear Tom, While on vacation in northern Wisconsin, residents there said they once experienced an inland hurricane. Is there such a thing? —John Hamermesh Dear John, Other than a hurricane that has moved onshore and is dissipating, there is no...