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Gov. Bruce Rauner's Anti-Union Proposal Illegal, Illinois Attorney General Says

(158) Comments | Posted March 21, 2015 | 12:48 PM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' Democratic attorney general on Friday delivered a blow to Gov. Bruce Rauner's efforts to weaken labor unions, saying two of the main ideas the Republican has been pitching across the state would be illegal.

Lisa Madigan issued formal opinions at the request of Democratic lawmakers who...

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Incoming Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Faces Big Challenges

(13) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:27 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Bruce Rauner became a Republican rock star when he unseated a Democratic governor in left-leaning Illinois, pledging to run Barack Obama's home state in the mold of GOP darlings Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels. But as he takes office this month, many are wondering: Can he deliver...

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Democrats Hope Minimum Wage Ballot Questions Will Drive Turnout In Key States

(46) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 10:24 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school - some on as little as $7.25 per hour.

First, though,...

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Michael Brown's Family Prepares To Lay Him To Rest

(193) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 8:06 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."

Thousands of mourners...

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Illinois dará licencias de conducir a indocumentados

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 3:39 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Los inmigrantes que viven en Illinois y que ingresaron sin autorización a Estados Unidos podrían empezar a solicitar una licencia de conducir estatal en diciembre, amparados en una nueva ley del estado que sus partidarios dicen ahorrará dinero a los automovilistas y aumentará la seguridad en los...

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Animal Mask Wedding Trend

(260) Comments | Posted December 1, 2012 | 11:24 AM

One trend I've noticed a lot of recently is that of wearing animal masks during a wedding or engagement shoot and I don't think that brides are aware of the sexual message that this sends to everyone else. I've seen pictures of couples embracing each other in what would be...

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