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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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Top-to-Bottom Audit of St. Louis County Hits Snag

An audit was one of now-County Executive Steve Stenger’s top campaign priorities.

04/16/2015

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Senate Passed Prescription Drug Monitoring Act

The bill would allow a government database to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of narcotic-type drugs.

04/03/2015

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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

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Says His Agenda Will Make Illinois More Competitive

“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”

02/04/2015

Demonstrators protest the death of Michael Brown on August 21, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Business Owner Calls Nighttime Protests ‘Terrorist Acts’

A Ferguson business owner is calling the protestors who descend on his city at night “terrorists” and says Homeland Security should be called in.

10/01/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Missouri GOP House Members Voted Against Deal to Reopen Government

On the brink of a debt default, Congress finally approved a plan late Wednesday evening to temporarily end the shutdown, but nearly every Missouri Republican in Congress voted against the deal.

10/17/2013

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Furloughed Employees Head Back To Work, But Worries Remain

The bill approved late Wednesday will only fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt ceiling through Feb. 7.

10/17/2013

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