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  • Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am

    WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.

  • The Latest on Springfield: GOP fires back at Democrats 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 8:33 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Democrats gather for their annual Democratic County Chairman's Association brunch and Democrat Day festivities at the Illinois State Fair:

  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Rauner 'attacks' 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 5:47 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an "epic struggle" with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in opposition while a potentially bruising primary for a U.S. Senate race took shape.

  • Rauner, GOP rally at state fair; Dems nix vetoes story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 8:34 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A re-energized Illinois Republican Party celebrated its newfound influence Wednesday, with party leaders telling a cheering crowd at the Illinois State Fair they are more united than ever against majority Democrats and Gov. Bruce Rauner announcing a goal to have GOP control of the Legislature within eight years.

  • The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 8:11 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Gov. Bruce Rauner spends Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair and action by the Senate on legislation, including overriding several Rauner vetoes:

  • Rauner on union-strike veto: 'Let me do my job' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 7:14 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Imploring them to "let me do my job," Gov. Bruce Rauner asked Illinois lawmakers Tuesday not to undo his veto of a measure authorizing an unelected arbitrator to decide a potential labor-negotiation stalemate.

  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 8:15 am

    WASHINGTON - The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.

  • Sen. Kirk's campaign defends putting caregiver on payroll 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:54 pm

    CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign manager said Wednesday the Illinois Republican did things "by the book" when he gave a campaign job to a personal caregiver hired to assist him following a 2012 stroke.

  • State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:38 pm

    JONESBORO, Illinois - A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in what is expected to be one of the most competitive 2016 Senate races.