June 18, 2013

Lawmakers, Quinn, Plan Pension Talks Into July

Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers are working on a new plan to solve the state's $97 billion pension crisis that involves forming a bipartisan committee and reconvening the Legislature again in July.


(Nati Harnik/AP)
June 18, 2013

White House Threatens Veto Of House Farm Bill

The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.


June 17, 2013

Urbana’s Interim Comptroller Resigns

The interim comptroller for the city of Urbana has resigned from his post, saying he has had enough of what he calls a "toxic environment," marred by bullying and intimidation.


Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
June 17, 2013

Prosecutors: Jackson Can Get Treatment In Prison

Federal prosecutors are refuting the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate.


Lisa Madigan
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 17, 2013

Madigan Seeks Second Delay On Gun Action Plan

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court's order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.


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