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    1. Adam Woog rounds up new crime fiction for May: Michael Harvey’s “The Governor’s Wife,” Joyce Carol Oates’ “Jack of Spades” and Colin Cotterill’s new Laos-set mystery.

    2. State ordered to pay $63 million in back wages

      WREX-TV RockfordMay 06 09:24 PM

      The state has to pay up and make good on promised wages from two governors ago.

    3. Former Illinois Gov. Daniel Walker dies, 92

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsApr 29 09:42 AM

      By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former Illinois Governor Daniel Walker, a Democrat who walked across the state talking to voters before his 1972 election and later went to prison for bank fraud, has died at the age of 92, the state's current governor said on Wednesday. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, expressed his condolences to Walker's family and friends in a statement ...

    4. Dan Walker was a political shooting star who burned brightly and flamed out quickly. Dan Walker, an extremely capable, highly confrontational former Illinois governor, was a political shooting star who burned brightly and flamed out quickly. read more

    5. House Democrats say they're working behind the scenes to draw up their own budget plan they hope can pass before a May 31 deadline as Republican legislative leaders complained Tuesday that their counterparts across the aisle are failing to "seriously engage" in negotiations with Republican Gov....

    6. 1. After skewering Sarah Palin's teenage daughter on a prior program, Letterman was forced to apologize for some parts of his routine. The comedian joked that Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez had "knocked up" the daughter.

    7. A standoff between Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats is threatening to derail action on a long list of issues as lawmakers enter the final week of their spring session.

    8. 1. After skewering Sarah Palin's teenage daughter on a prior program, Letterman was forced to apologize for some parts of his routine. The comedian joked that Yankees baseball player Alex Rodriguez had "knocked up" the daughter.

    9. Voters will get a say on impeachment plan

      Portland TribuneMay 19 02:49 PM

      Proposal would set process for removal of top state officials Oregon would join the other states where legislators could remove the governor and four other statewide officials if voters approve a ballot measure cleared Tuesday by the House. The 47-12 vote moved the proposed constitutional amendment to the Senate. If ...

    10. Letterman's top 10 swipes at politics, politicians

      WGAL 8 Susquehanna ValleyMay 20 09:40 PM

      David Letterman's "Late Show" ends Wednesday night, but his "Top Ten" segment at times shaped the late-night political conversation. In honor of his last show, here are the top ten political moments on his show. 1. After skewering Sarah Palin's teenag...

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