September 30, 2013

Shutdown Begins After Congress Fails In Spending Compromise

House Republicans and Senate Democrats could not reach agreement by the midnight deadline on a spending bill to keep the government operating, triggering an immediate shutdown of nonessential services and the furlough of nonessential personnel potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers.


John Boehner
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September 30, 2013

The Looming Shutdown: Senate Rejects House Bill

Moving quickly, on Monday, the Senate voted 54-46 to reject a House continuing resolution that would avert a government shutdown but would delay the implementation of President Obama's signature law, the Affordable Care Act.


September 30, 2013

Ex-Prison Employee Gets 21 Months For Embezzlement

A former Illinois Department of Corrections accounting employee will serve 21 months in federal prison after admitting to embezzling more than $50,000 from a fund meant to benefit prison workers killed in the line of duty.


September 30, 2013

Survey: Six In Ten Illinoisans Unaware Of Marketplace

A new survey shows six out of 10 Illinois adults don't know about the new Illinois health insurance marketplace launching Tuesday, or that it will offer eligible people financial help paying the cost of insurance.


September 29, 2013

House Ties Government Funding To One-Year Obamacare Delay

The House voted early Sunday to tie government funding to a one-year delay in implementing Obamacare, sending the dispute back to the Senate, where it is certain to get a frosty reception. The House measure also repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax on medical devices.


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