Rodney Davis
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October 07, 2013

Davis Backs Individual Spending Bills To End Shutdown

President Obama has called on House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a so-called “clean” continuing resolution to end the partial government shutdown. But Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says he IS supporting “clean” resolutions, by voting for individual appropriations bills.

October 07, 2013

Court Case Could Upend Illinois Campaign Caps

The scandal that brought down former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich led to campaign-contribution caps in Illinois. Advocates of the limits are fearful a case set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday could upend their efforts.

Champaign Unit 4 teachers Jim McCune and Karen Ranney show their support on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013  outsidethe  Mellon Administrative Building in Champaign as contract talks continue.
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October 07, 2013

Champaign Teachers Show Support During Contract Talks

The Champaign School Board and the Champaign Federation of Teachers union continued meeting Monday evening inside the Mellon Administrative Building in Champaign to discuss a new contract.

October 07, 2013

Enyart Defends Vote About Furloughed Chaplains

An Illinois congressman seeking re-election says he had no choice but to be the only U.S. House member to vote against what he called a "stupid'' resolution allowing military chaplains to still perform their duties during the federal government's shutdown.

Furloughed federal workers
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October 05, 2013

House Passes Bill Allowing Back Pay For Furloughed Workers

Federal workers who were furloughed by a government shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill approved by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval.

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