Bruce Rauner

(Amanda Vinicky/IPR)

News Local/State - July 18, 2014

Rauner Vows To Keep Fighting For Term Limits Referendum

The Republican candidate for Illinois says he's not daunted by the state Supreme Court's decision not to review a lower court ruling barring a question on lawmaker term limits from appearing on November's ballot.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the 2014 Farm Bill will raise government funding of crop insurance by about $5.7 billion from 2014 to 2023. A joint analysis revealed the lobbying efforts behind that expansion.

(Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting)

News National/International - July 18, 2014

Crop Insurance Programs Subject Of Intense Farm Bill Lobbying

After two years of debate, the U.S. Congress passed a Farm Bill this year that replaced direct subsidies to farmers with an ever increasing multi-billion dollar federal crop insurance program.

News Local/State - July 18, 2014

Prosecutors Say Blagojevich Lawyers Misread Ruling

Prosecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich's appeal say the former governor's lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in another case.

News National/International - July 18, 2014

Obama: 1 American Among Dead In Airline Crash In Ukraine

President Obama said that at least one U.S. citizen, who he identified as Lucas Schansman, is among the dead in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

News Local/State - July 17, 2014

Supreme Court Won’t Take Up Term Limits

An effort to institute term limits in Illinois has hit a major road block. The state Supreme Court says it will not rush to hear the case.

Ukrainian workers are seen at site of crash site

(Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters/Landov)

News National/International - July 17, 2014

Malaysian Jet That Crashed In Ukraine May Have Been Shot Down

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 passengers and crew aboard has crashed in eastern Ukraine in an area of the country that has been wracked by a separatist insurgency.

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