Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In Arkansas A county in Arkansas has begun issuing wedding licenses to same-sex couples after a circuit judge overturned the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.
Top Ill. House Republican Says State Cannot Afford Obama Presidential LibraryThe top Republican in the Illinois House criticized on Monday majority Democrats' plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to Chicago.
Ill. Legislators Advance Plan To Devote $100M For Obama Presidential LibraryEven though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president's official library.
Biden: $787B Stimulus Most Successful Economic Recovery Program Since Roosevelt's New DealInsisting the five-year-old federal stimulus package staved off a U.S. depression, Vice President Joe Biden toured the mucky site of a future Mississippi River harbor near an Illinois steel town and pressed for continued infrastructure spending he says has helped define the nation.
Illinois Facing Monstrous Obamacare Backlog As Thousands Of Applications Are TransferredIn a matter of days, state workers processing Medicaid applications for Illinois residents who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law will face a monstrous backlog as thousands of applications stuck in the once-crippled federal enrollment system are transferred.
Senators Want To Honor Crime Fighter Eliot NessMeasure would name ATF headquarters the Eliot Ness Building
Guns & Ammo Editor Resigns After Publishing Editorial Supporting Gun ControlGuns & Ammo editor Jim Bequette is resigning after the furor over an editorial that supported some gun regulations.
Obama Praises Passage Of Gay Marriage In Illinois President Barack Obama is praising the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in his home state of Illinois.
Private Lobbyists Receive Public Pensions In 20 StatesHundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states get public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards.
Illinois Offering $9-An-Hour Jobs To Have Workers Sign People Up For 'Obamacare'Working on a tight timeframe, Illinois is building an 800-person army of temporary workers to help people sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Obama: 'We've Been Able To Clear Away The Rubble From The Financial Crisis'President Barack Obama is accusing Washington of taking "its eye off the ball" and getting distracted from the economy.