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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
March 13, 2019 - 9:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker wants residents to see for themselves how their taxes woud be affected under his so-called "fair tax" proposal. The plan features new tax rates based on how much you earn, he believes the current tax system is unfair to the middle class...
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March 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Sara Wood-Martin goes public to warn against proposed Missouri law
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March 11, 2019 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump thinks it's a good idea if daylight saving time becomes permanent. A federal law specifies that daylight time applies from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November in areas that do not specifically exempt themselves...
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House, on March 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump spent the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Bech, Fla. (Photo by Al Drago/ Sipa USA )
March 11, 2019 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is reviving his border wall fight, preparing a new budget that will seek $8.6 billion for his signature project, impose steep spending cuts to other domestic programs and set the stage for another fiscal battle. Budget documents like the one Trump is...
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March 08, 2019 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO, IL (KMOX) - A grand jury in Chicago has indicted actor Jussie Smollet on 16 felony counts. Last month, Smollett was charged with one felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a hate crime. According to CBS Chicago, he is scheduled to be arraigned on March 14. The specific...
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March 08, 2019 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States fell last month to its lowest point in nearly a year and a half, a surprise drop likely reflecting harsh weather and other temporary factors that led most economists to see the slowdown as a temporary blip. Employers added just 20,000 jobs,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, construction crews install new border wall sections seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall. Durbin told The Associated Press, “it’s coming out of military pay and pensions, $1 billion, that’s the plan.”(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 07, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Senate Democrat says the Pentagon is planning to tap $1 billion in leftover funds from military pay and pensions accounts to help President Donald Trump pay for his long-sought border wall. Sen. Dick Durbin told The Associated Press on Thursday: "It's coming out of military...
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March 07, 2019 - 5:36 am
NORTH COUNTY (KMOX) — The public is starting to take their questions about a city-county merger directly to the people responsible for the plan. The group Better Together held the first of several town halls in North County Wednesday -- more than 100 people attended. Better Together's MariuS...
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March 06, 2019 - 2:57 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge is accusing the St. Louis prosecutor's office of ``playing games'' for fighting a search warrant of her files that is part of a perjury investigation related to last year's criminal case against former Gov. Eric Greitens. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a motion Monday...
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March 05, 2019 - 1:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe after consulting with senior ethics officials, the Justice Department said Monday. The officials advised Barr against recusal from Robert Mueller's investigation into possible...
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