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Quinn: Monitor not needed to oversee state hiring

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans as suggested by an anti-patronage attorney.

First US Strike in Expanded Iraq Fight

Posted: 09/15/2014 - U.S. officials say the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants on Monday.

Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

Updated: 09/12/2014 - Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cameras in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

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