Politics and Government

Politics and Government

In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

Updated: McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Illinois approves 3,100 medical marijuana patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 100 more approval letters sent in September.

Rauner ends quarter with $19 million in campaign fund

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has more than $19 million in his campaign fund after the most recent fundraising quarter.

Amid new attacks, Israel bars ministers from Jerusalem site

ARON HELLER, Associated Press
TIA GOLDENBERG, Associated Press

VW executive: Any fix for car owners could take year or more

MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Mahomet commission recommends rezoning for Sangamon property

MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour administrators took another step toward the future sale of the Sangamon School property this week, as the village's Plan and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to recommend rezoning the site from multi-family residential to commercial use.

Update: Rauner backing Shimkus over McCarter

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DANVILLE — Sen. Kyle McCarter says that U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, a 10-term Republican congressman from Collinsville, has been in office long enough.

Illinois reducing fees on college savings plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois is reducing fees on its Bright Directions 529 college savings plan to help families put more of their investment toward rising tuition costs.

Illinois panel to consider 8 ailments for medical marijuana

COUNTRYSIDE, Ill. (AP) — A panel of medical experts is meeting to consider adding eight more ailments to the list that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois.