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Democrats celebrate crop of new governors who took GOP seats

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats are celebrating capturing governor’s offices in seven states previously led.

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Macedonia parliament approves name change

SKOPJE, Macedonia (UPI) — Macedonia’s Parliament gave its final approval to change the Balkan nation’s name.

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New Illinois governor uses own money to hike staff salaries

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois’ incoming billionaire governor has announced plans to use his own money.

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Polls: Majority oppose border wall, blame Donald Trump for shutdown

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The majority of Americans oppose additional funding for the border wall along.

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Lawmakers again elect Madigan as House Speaker

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — For the 18th time in the past 36 years, members of.

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Illinois congressional delegation to shrink after 2020 Census

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Continued population loss means Illinois will have to say goodbye to.

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Pritzker seeks higher salaries to attract top cabinet talent

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers on Monday backed initiatives pushed by Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, including.

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State proposes regulations on hemp crops

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Illinois farmers are one step closer to growing hemp. The.

Pat Roberts
Kansas Sen. Roberts announces retirement in 2020

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Longtime Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday he will not seek.

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Taxpayers foot bill for village officials’ spouses to attend conference

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — A review of tax dollars that officials from local governments.