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SIX ILLINOIS CONGRESSIONAL RACES THAT WILL BE ON THE NATIONAL RADAR

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Given that the number of House seats that are truly up for grabs across the nation has declined sharply over recent decades, six seriously contested House races out of 18 districts makes Illinois a virtual hotbed of competition.

STUCK IN A SICKENING AND SICK STATE IN ILLINOIS

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We’re in a sick state here in Illinois.

BRUCE RAUNER, JOHN CULLERTON WINNERS IN 2014 SPRINGFIELD SESSION

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There were lots and of losers during the state legislative session which ended last month. But there were a few winners, so let’s take a look at them.

MICHELLE OBAMA VS. MARK KIRK FOR 2016? SPECULATION APLENTY

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Is Michelle running for the Senate?

ELECTION RETURNS, LAWRENCE CO.: REPEATING THE SAME BAD DECISIONS

Mike Mefford

It appears the lessons of the past have not been learned, and the Dems of the county allowed themselves to be swayed.

House Republicans Want To Sue The President For Not Arresting People For Marijuana

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The Republican-controlled House passed legislation on Thursday to force President Barack Obama to crack down on states that have legalized marijuana in any form.

Jim Edgar gets on board the redistricting reform

Former Gov. Jim Edgar knows a thing or two about the politics of legislative map-drawing. He knows how much party leaders value the privilege of creating districts that suit their members’ re-election needs.

Boehner: No immigration reform until Obama rebuilds trust

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House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on the prospects of near-term immigration reform, saying Thursday that Barack Obama must rebuild “trust” in his presidency before there is progress on the issue.

Senate showdown vote set to extend unemployment benefits

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U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday set up a showdown vote with Republicans on a new bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans while making millionaires ineligible for such relief.

Obama not waiting for Congress on clemency for crack offenders

Eric Holder

An unlikely alliance between tea party Republicans and Democrats in the Senate could result in relief for thousands of federal inmates imprisoned under outdated drug sentences that treated crack cocaine dealing as a far greater offense than selling powder cocaine.

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