October 17, 2013

Illinois Delegation Votes to End Government Shutdown

The lone member of Illinois' congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation's borrowing limit says he couldn't support the legislation because it ignores the nation's "massive debt.''


October 17, 2013

Northwestern Attorneys Seek Pardon For Steidl

Attorneys for the Center on Wrongful Convictions have sent an open letter to Gov. Pat Quinn in an attempt to push the Democrat into acting on a pardon for Gordon “Randy'' Steidl.


 Mitch McConnell
(Carolyn Kaster/AP)
October 16, 2013

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Bringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.


October 16, 2013

Durkin: More GOP Input Will Help Pension Reform

The new Republican Leader in the Illinois House says the General Assembly Conference Committee on pension reform has made some progress in its first three and-a-half months. 


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