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Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner both endorse what they call "common sense" in gun laws, but disagree over what that means.

20 hours ago
Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

Quinn, Rauner differ over 'common sense' on guns

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner shakes a supporter's hand at an event where he was endorsed by a group of African American ministers Monday in Chicago. Rauner is running against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the November general election.

20 hours ago
Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

SPRINGFIELD | The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a significant role in deciding who does.

September 21, 2014 11:15 pm
Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

Chad Grimm, the Illinois Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, speaks with The Associated Press during an interview at the state Capitol in Springfield. On Thursday, Sangamon County Judge Patrick Kelley rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have Grimm struck from the Nov. 4 ballot. His n…

September 21, 2014 12:03 pm

Report: Wealth gap could threaten Indiana revenues

INDIANAPOLIS | Rising income inequality in the U.S. appears to be slowing tax revenue growth in Indiana and other states, according to a new report by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

September 15, 2014 7:48 am
9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

A woman grieves at her husband's memorial at South Tower Memorial Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 p…

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Good people stop bullying

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Governors State University to open science center

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Governors State University will officially open its renovated science, health sciences and technology wing this week.

September 04, 2014 8:33 am

Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.

September 03, 2014 7:29 am

Indiana blocks $78 million in wrongful tax refunds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana tax investigators say they have blocked $78 million in illegitimate income tax refunds from being collected.

September 03, 2014 7:05 am

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees Tuesday in a split decision delivered just days before another legal challenge is to be heard.

September 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Security gates planned for governor's residence

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials are planning to install a set of security gates at the Indiana Governor's Residence in Indianapolis.

August 27, 2014 6:56 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Law aims to prevent student athlete concussions

CHICAGO | Illinois' high school coaches and athletic directors will be required to take an online concussion training course under a plan Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 2:48 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

August 19, 2014 1:07 pm
No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted.

August 18, 2014 2:43 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Whistling in the dark

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

'Rita's law' could curb corruption

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

State slinks further into ethics morass

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
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