The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.
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May 02, 2013

House Passes Madigan Pension Reform Plan

A plan that will leave state employees and teachers with reduced retirement benefits made it out of the Illinois House on Thursday.


April 12, 2013

Shimkus, Davis, Weigh in on Obama Budget Plan

A downstate Illinois Congressman says President Barack Obama is taking a ‘realistic’ approach in his fiscal budget.  But a fellow Republican calls cuts to Medicare and Social Security 'irresponsible.'


(AP Photo/Courtesy of Tom Smedinghoff)
April 07, 2013

U.S. Diplomat Killed in Afghanistan Wanted to Help

A 25-year-old U.S. diplomat from River Forest, Illinois killed in southern Afghanistan is being remembered as an up-and-coming public servant who loved working directly with Afghan residents.


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