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Gov. Quinn Remains Hopeful of Deal to Fix Pensions

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn remains optimistic that lawmakers will send him a solution to a monstrous pension problem next week despite the Senate's abrupt departure from the Capitol on Thursday.

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Quinn, Emanuel Back Senate Assault Weapons Ban

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Both Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are praising an Illinois Senate committee's approval of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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Faith Groups Oppose Gay Marriage

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Members of Illinois religious groups, from Catholic to Muslim , have sent every state lawmaker a letter calling gay marriage "dangerous" to religious freedom.

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Illinois Comptroller Comments on Fiscal Cliff

Posted: 12/28/2012 - Illinois comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the fiscal cliff could cost the state a billion dollars in economic impact. Topinka describes the consequences as "devastating."

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Obama to Meet Hill Leaders on Friday

Posted: 12/27/2012 - With a year-end deadline looming, President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House tomorrow.

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Spokesman: George H.W. Bush in ICU

Posted: 12/26/2012 - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital.

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Fiscal Cliff Looms, No Progress Seen

Posted: 12/26/2012 - President Barack Obama and members of Congress are heading back to Washington -- but that doesn't mean there's hope of a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

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Obama Meets Reid on Fiscal Cliff, Plans Remarks

Posted: 12/21/2012 - President Barack Obama is meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss a way to avoid the fiscal cliff. The president plans to make remarks at the White House following their meeting.

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Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii Dies at 88

Posted: 12/17/2012 - The influential Democrat from Hawaii broke racial barriers on Capitol Hill and played key roles in congressional investigations of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals.

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