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  • SNAP recipients, grocers complain about schedule

    PEORIA – Grocers and government food assistance recipients want Illinois to increase the number of days it disburses the benefits to help relieve spor ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker seeks to restore death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD – A lawmaker from southwestern Illinois is pushing to restore the death penalty in certain cases, including when police officers are kille ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Rick Perry first to exit 2016 Republican presidential race

    ST. LOUIS – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for president, ending his second bid for the Republican nomination and becoming t ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Moment of silence marks 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

    NEW YORK – With a moment of silence and somber reading of names, victims' relatives began marking the 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 in a subdued gather ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • GOP lawmakers pitch new plan to trim Illinois pension debt

    CHICAGO – Republican lawmakers are pitching a new idea they say could make a small dent in Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension debt at a time when t ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump insults women every chance he gets

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton swiped at Donald Trump on Thursday for insulting a Republican rival's looks ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker promises to fight federal unions

    EUREKA – Republican presidential contender Scott Walker promised to tackle union power at the federal level just like he did as governor in Wisconsin, ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Government turns over fewer Hillary Clinton-related emails than ordered

    WASHINGTON – The State Department has failed to deliver nearly 70 pages of documents to The Associated Press, as instructed by a federal judge, about ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Jeb Bush proposes 'simple, fair and clear' tax laws

    MIAMI – Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's tax plan calls for a lower corporate rate and immediate deductions for business investments.
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Lawsuit wants judge to weigh in on DeKalb's University Village vote

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man is asking a judge to prevent the City Council from voting on Security Properties' University Village rezoning request at its M ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • John Kerry: U.S. committed to accepting more refugees to aid allies

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is committed to increasing the number of refugees it is willing to take in as U.S. a ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Hillary Clinton threatens military action if Iran breaks deal

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a hardline warning to Iran on Wednesday that as president she would "not hesitate" to take military action ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:08 am
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