Sara Burnett, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 5:50pm
Some Illinois schools and colleges are in jeopardy of closing and more social services and state programs are at risk of being eliminated amid a legislative standoff unlike anything the state has seen.
Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 5:40pm
Trump University gave employees detailed instructions on how to entice people to enroll in its real estate seminars, from targeting people making at least $90,000 a year and choosing words of flattery that are most persuasive to picking music for the gatherings — The O'Jays' "For the Love of Money.
Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 5:10pm
Illinois appears poised to enter a second year without a budget as Democrats who rule the Legislature press on with a spending plan Gov. Bruce Rauner opposes while rejecting his call for a short-term deal before they finish work Tuesday.
Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 5:00pm
The Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed a compromise state operating budget that restores funding for public schools, reduces a proposed cut to the university system and aims to prevent layoff warnings being sent to state workers.
Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 4:40pm
A federal judge Tuesday sentenced the former head of the nation's largest public pension fund to four and 1/2 years in prison in a case in which the pension fund CEO acknowledged accepting more than $200,000 in bribes and trying to steer investments to help an associate.
Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 4:30pm
The Justice Department pushed back Tuesday against a Texas judge's demand that its lawyers attend an ethics course, saying the sanction is inappropriate and that complying with it could cost the government and taxpayers millions of dollars over the next few years.
Tom Coyne, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 4:11pm
President Barack Obama came to Elkhart County less than a month after he took office, visiting the Indiana manufacturing center that was then struggling in the depths of the Great Recession to highlight his economic policies.
Stephen Braun, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 4:00pm
A veteran aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she discussed Clinton's private email server with a technical aide who helped set up and run the system, according to a court deposition released Tuesday by a conservative legal group.