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
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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. 


October 16, 2013

Carle CEO, Urbana Schools, Weigh In On Settlement

The Carle Foundation's president and C-E-O said he’s glad a settlement has been reached with Urbana’s school and park districts, saying it would have difficult for all parties to extend a 2007 lawsuit any further.


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October 16, 2013

What Happens If Congress Can’t Make A Deal On The Debt?

If you don't pay your electric bill on time, you'll probably get charged a buck or two in interest. As long as you pay off the balance in a reasonable amount of time, your lights will stay on.


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