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Kirk calls on VA official to declare emergency

Posted: 06/13/2014 - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is calling for accelerated access to doctors for veterans facing extreme wait times for treatment within the Veterans Affairs system.

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AG: Clerks could face charges over gay licenses

Updated: 06/12/2014 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Thursday that those clerks could face charges from local district attorneys for breaking the law by issuing the licenses.

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Kinzinger Calling for U.S. Military Engagement in Iraq

Updated: 06/13/2014 - Today congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan called for U.S. military engagement in Iraq following reports of increased violence and the takeover Iraqi cities by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) forces.

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Senate backs bill to improve health care for vets

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The Senate has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who've endured long wait times for VA medical care to receive treatment from local doctors instead.

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Chicago, CUB seek investigation of electric market

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The Citizens Utility Board and the city of Chicago are asking the Illinois Commerce Commission to investigate whether alternative electricity suppliers are misleading consumers into paying too much.

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Watchdog: 115-day appointment wait at Phoenix VA

Updated: 05/28/2014 - The Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog says veterans at the Phoenix VA hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment.

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IL Senate panel OKs immigration detainer bill

Posted: 05/28/2014 - Legislation that could alter how some immigrants in Illinois are jailed has received backing from a state Senate panel, but the measure isn't expected to resurface for months.

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Illinois Lawmakers Revive 'Cupcake' Bill

Posted: 05/27/2014 - Illinois lawmakers have revived a so-called "cupcake bill" introduced after a young girl's home baking operation was shut down.

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Illinois House Advances 2015 Budget

Posted: 05/27/2014 - The Illinois House has approved a scaled-back 2015 budget that lawmakers say will lead to layoffs and further delays in paying the state's bills.

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