Barack Obama http://wuis.org en Senate President Moves To Save Obama Artifacts For Presidential Library http://wuis.org/post/senate-president-moves-save-obama-artifacts-presidential-library <div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">An Illinois Senate panel Wednesday approved a measure to pay tribute to one of the chamber's most distinguished former members.</span></font></span></span></font></div><div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&n Thu, 15 May 2014 02:57:32 +0000 Lee Strubinger 25142 at http://wuis.org Senate President Moves To Save Obama Artifacts For Presidential Library Republicans Propose Tax Check-Off To Fund Obama Library http://wuis.org/post/republicans-propose-tax-check-fund-obama-library <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Republicans say they've found another way to fundraise for a future Barack Obama presidential library ... one that doesn't involve state funds. This comes <a href="http://wuis.org/post/committee-votes-100-million-toward-obama-libraryagain" target="_blank">a day after</a> Democrats advanced a plan to use state funds to entice the president to put his library in Chicago.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:29:47 +0000 Hannah Meisel 24235 at http://wuis.org Republicans Propose Tax Check-Off To Fund Obama Library Committee Votes For $100 Million Toward Obama Library...Again http://wuis.org/post/committee-votes-100-million-toward-obama-libraryagain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A legislative committee Wednesday voted to authorize spending $100 million to lure Barack Obama's presidential library to Chicago ... for the second time.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before he became President, Barack Obama served as an Illinois state senator and a U.S. senator. He worked as a community organizer in Chicago, and taught at the University of Chicago law school.</span></p><p>All reasons he might locate his presidential library and museum in Illinois.</p><p>But New York and Hawaii are also in the running.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 00:11:40 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 24167 at http://wuis.org Committee Votes For $100 Million Toward Obama Library...Again Initial Obama Library Vote A "Misunderstanding" http://wuis.org/post/initial-obama-library-vote-misunderstanding <p>Illinois legislators will vote a second time on a plan to spend $100 million to help lure Barack Obama's Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago, following a controversy.</p><p></p><p>A lesson in politics: Whichever party is in charge can often use the rules to its advantage. Like last week, when the Obama library proposal passed out of a Democratic-controlled House committee with nine votes ... even though only five representatives were there. Republicans had skipped the hearing, and many say they're opposed to spending the money given Illinois' financial situation.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:05:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 23566 at http://wuis.org Initial Obama Library Vote A "Misunderstanding" Speaker Madigan Proposes $100 Million For Obama Library http://wuis.org/post/speaker-madigan-proposes-100-million-obama-library <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Democratic and Republican leaders of the Illinois House are taking opposing views on whether Illinois should promise taxpayer money to try and lure President Barack Obama's library and museum to Chicago.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The head of Illinois' Democratic Party, Michael Madigan, wants Illinois to spend $100 million dollars on a Presidential Library and Museum for Barack Obama.</span></p><p>It's up to Obama to choose where it'll be located.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 02:25:18 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20189 at http://wuis.org Speaker Madigan Proposes $100 Million For Obama Library Obama Signs Farm Bill, Announces Rural Export Initiative http://wuis.org/post/obama-signs-farm-bill-announces-rural-export-initiative <p>One of the key farm bill negotiators says the nation has entered “a new era of farm and food policy.”&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:37:22 +0000 Peter Gray 18504 at http://wuis.org Obama Signs Farm Bill, Announces Rural Export Initiative Durbin Praises Obama For NSA Scale Back http://wuis.org/post/durbin-praises-obama-nsa-scale-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois' senior U.S. Senator says he supports President Barack Obama's changes for the National Security Agency.</p><p></p><p>President Obama has seen a split within his own party since Edward Snowden's revelations about how the U.S is gathering intelligence.</p><p>But at least one Democrat — Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin — says Obama is taking the right steps in balancing privacy with keeping America safe.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:29:28 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 17201 at http://wuis.org Durbin Praises Obama For NSA Scale Back Food Allergy Awareness Law http://wuis.org/post/food-allergy-awareness-law <p>President Barack Obama has signed legislation giving financial incentives to states to stockpile emergency medications in schools that could save lives in the cases of allergic reactions. &nbsp;<br />The deaths of two girls in Illinois and Virginia from severe food allergies helped spur efforts to get schools to stockpile epinephrine. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:28:32 +0000 Associated Press 13058 at http://wuis.org Food Allergy Awareness Law Obama Applauds Illinois Legislature http://wuis.org/post/obama-applauds-illinois-legislature <p>President Barack Obama is praising the passage of same-sex marriage legislation in his home state of Illinois.&nbsp;&nbsp; Obama, who served in the Illinois state Senate, released a statement saying he<br />was ``overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois.''<br />&nbsp;<br />The president is commending members of the Legislature for approaching the<br />issue in an ``open and fair way.'' He says the nation's journey is not complete<br />until gay men and women are treated equally under the law.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:59:22 +0000 Associated Press 12429 at http://wuis.org Obama Applauds Illinois Legislature Healthcare Marketplace To Be Called 'Get Covered Illinois' http://wuis.org/post/healthcare-marketplace-be-called-get-covered-illinois <p></p><p>Illinois officials have decided on a brand name for the new health insurance marketplace set to open Tuesday.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn's administration unveiled the name Wednesday: It's&nbsp; "Get Covered Illinois.'' The brand tagline is "The Official Health Marketplace.''</p><p>Deputy Gov. Cristal Thomas says the administration wanted a name that was "very clear about what this product has to offer.''</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:49:18 +0000 Associated Press 9624 at http://wuis.org Healthcare Marketplace To Be Called 'Get Covered Illinois' Illinois Still Waiting On Key Obamacare Approval http://wuis.org/post/illinois-still-waiting-key-obamacare-approval <p></p><p>The price of insurance policies that will be offered under the federal health care overhaul remain a mystery, even to state officials.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oct. 1 will be a big day across the country for President Barack Obama's signature health care law. It's the launch date for insurance marketplaces, the Affordable Care Act's term for where people without insurance will be able to shop for coverage.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:46:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8743 at http://wuis.org Illinois Still Waiting On Key Obamacare Approval