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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to auction state offices in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled plans Tuesday to auction off the architecturally distinct James R. Thompson Center, which could lead to the razin ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Planned Parenthood to forgo payment in fetal tissue programs

    NEW YORK – Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain programs at some of its clinics that make fetal tiss ...
    Oct. 13, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Hillary Clinton has edge in Nevada, site of Dems' first debate

    LAS VEGAS – When the Democratic candidates for president take the stage for their first debate this week in Nevada, they'll do so in a state that serv ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Attorney: Army officer recommends no jail time for Bergdahl

    AUSTIN, Texas – An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time fo ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Fired Benghazi investigator says House probe is partisan

    WASHINGTON – A former investigator for the House Select Committee on Benghazi says he was unlawfully fired in part because he sought to conduct a comp ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • House Republicans ask: Can anyone lead us?

    WASHINGTON – The job of leading House Republicans may have gone from difficult to impossible.After t ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois budget fight stalls payouts to wrongfully convicted

    CHICAGO – A stalemate over the Illinois budget has tied up payments to compensate people who were wrongfully incarcerated, according to a published re ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Company pulls request for medical marijuana dispensary special-use permit

    SYCAMORE – A company has pulled their request for a special-use permit to operate a medical marijuana dispensary at 1985 Gateway Drive, a property sou ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker

    WASHINGTON – In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Hillary Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of some 55,000 pages of emails from her stint as secret ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Only small salary bumps likely for some elected DeKalb County officials

    DeKALB -- Several of the county's elected officials didn't get raises last election cycle, and county board members say they would be hard-pressed to ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 1:11 am
  • Ben Carson defends his comment on mass shootings

    NEWARK, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and "would not just sta ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy's pledge to conservatives: 'I'm not John Boehner'

    WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakers — "I'm not John Boehner" — as he seeks thei ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss President Obama arise

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures o ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 8:28 am
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