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  • Obama signs intelligence bill into law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelli ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants

    PHOENIX – An appeals court blocked Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have gotten work permits and ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

    CHICAGO – The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy – but it didn’t leave them empty-handed.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • DeKalb to focus on development

    DeKALB – Roger Hopkins plans to have plenty of information waiting for DeKalb's new community development director in October.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Indy police: Bump may have set off shooting of 7

    INDIANAPOLIS – A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each o ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Obama: U.S. always has been a nation of immigrants

    WASHINGTON – Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. ...
    July 4, 2014 - 7:09 pm
  • Federal subpoena in Quinn anti-violence program

    CHICAGO – A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of officials involved in Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, the latest chapter ...
    July 4, 2014 - 6:58 pm
  • Ex-Illinois governor emerges, talks death penalty

    KANKAKEE – George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, says he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to priso ...
    July 4, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Court: Retiree health benefits not to be reduced

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday sided with retired state employees who argue that health insurance coverage is a constitutionally-pro ...
    July 3, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Summer lunch program feeds hungry kids

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 is participating in a free summer food program for the first time after more than half of the students at West ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Oberweis seeks seven rounds of debate with Durbin

    State Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate released a statement Tuesday challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to ...
    July 3, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Lower kindergarten age among new Illinois laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Among several new laws effective in Illinois this week is a requirement that children attend kindergarten at a younger age, a shift that ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Ex-Gov. Ryan regrets last Illinois execution

    KANKAKEE – Former Gov. George Ryan regrets letting what turned out to be the last execution in Illinois proceed, he prays regularly for six children k ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

    WASHINGTON – Many of the 8 million Americans signed up under the new health care law now have to clear up questions about their personal information t ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • GOP attacks Quinn after IDOT chief resigns

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite Gov. Pat Quinn’s contention that he took swift action after learning last summer of improper patronage hiring in his Department ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:45 pm
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