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CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Layoffs Looming for Granite City Steelworkers

Bill before Congress seeks to block dumping of cheap steel and other foreign-made products into U.S. markets.

05/27/2015

Illinois State Capitol 2, Getty Images, photo by Henryk Sadura

Bill Would Raise Illinois Income Tax Rates

It won’t be on you – it will be on people who make more than $1 million a year, says U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston).

04/27/2015

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Improper Payments by Federal Agencies Reach Record $125B

The payments included tax credits for families that didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not have been necessary, and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working.

03/17/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

Congressman Rodney Davis gives the January 3, 2015 GOP Weekly Media Address (photo: Davis office)

Central Illinois Congressman Gives GOP Weekly Message

Rodney Davis of Taylorville talks job creation and urges small business owners to hire military veterans

01/03/2015

2015 U.S. House Republican leadership team (Twitter/Matt Fuller)

Rep. Ann Wagner Picked For House GOP Leadership

Missouri Congresswoman to serve as senior deputy whip & on elected leadership committee

11/13/2014

Mike Bost

Bost Upsets Enyart In Metro-East Congressional Race

Murphysboro Republican defeats first-term Democratic U.S. Rep. from Belleville in one of Illinois’ tightest races

11/04/2014

Rodney Davis (photo:Flickr)

It’s Davis Over Callis In Illinois Congressional Race

Republican from Taylorville holds onto seat in central Illinois

11/04/2014

(Getty/Don Emmert)

Online Voting Tool Makes it Easier to Find Information on Politicians

If you’re an issue-oriented voter, some new online tools can help you make up your mind. Project Vote Smart has accumulated so much data on politicians that it has devised new tools to allow you to get through it more quickly.

09/26/2014

Ann Callis

Where Does Congressional Candidate Ann Callis Live?

Report: Former judge has homes in Troy, Ill. and Kirkwood, Mo.

09/14/2014

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