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  • New zoning could ease restrictions to help Fairdale rebuild

    FAIRDALE – Clarence “Clem” Schulz lost everything in the April 9 tornado, including his home and his wife, Geraldine.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Obama urges Senate to renew phone-records program of Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including ...
    May 26, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Launching campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sande ...
    May 25, 2015 - 7:52 am
  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree ...
    May 24, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Law fails to stop Illinois schools from fattening pensions

    CHICAGO – A 2005 state law has failed to discourage many Illinois school districts from using large pay raises to fatten the pensions of retiring educ ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Hillary Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diploma ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Obama tells people of Israel: 'America has its back'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Isra ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:49 am
  • Illinois millionaire tax ballot question advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Obama: Climate change deniers endanger national security

    NEW LONDON, Conn. – President Barack Obama says climate change deniers are endangering national security.
    May 20, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin meat labeling law

    WASHINGTON – A House committee has voted to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
    May 20, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • DeKalb officials propose tax hikes

    DeKALB – City staff members have proposed tax increases on natural gas, an increase in the city's home rule sales tax rate and a new amusement tax in ...
    May 19, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Court rejects State Dept. plan for release of Hillary Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge rejected the State Department's proposal to release portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hil ...
    May 19, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal forms presidential exploratory committee

    BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took another step toward running for president Monday, announcing the formation of an exploratory commi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Illinois marijuana industry pins hopes on skeptical governor

    CHICAGO – Advocates of Illinois' troubled medical marijuana experiment hope to reassure investors by pushing to have lawmakers extend it beyond 2017, ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:41 am
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