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  • 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
  • Obama puts stricter controls on military-style for police

    WASHINGTON – Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government f ...
    May 18, 2015 - 8:17 am
  • States saying ‘no’ to cities seeking to regulate businesses

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something abo ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Government meetings May 18-21

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:26 pm
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