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  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Pentagon readying for long war in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Thousands released after immigration holds denied

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

    CHICAGO – State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated deba ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois unemployment falls again, to 6.6 percent

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell again in September, dropping to 6.6 percent in a seventh straight month of improvement, the Illinois Depa ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois to create statewide Ebola task force

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ plan for dealing with the Ebola threat is evolving as health officials in the public and private sectors learn from mistakes made ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain to lead Ebola response

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • The GOP advantage: Geography or gerrymandering?

    WASHINGTON – Republicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Ce ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • U.S. budget deficit drops to $483 billion, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON – The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the gov ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Demolition underway at Evergreen Village

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials recently bought all of the homes in the Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park and now are focusing on helping resident ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Illinois governor hopefuls face off in 2nd debate

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner defended their records on minority hiring, public safety and gun control on Tuesday during the se ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Can dentists bar competition over teeth-whitening?

    WASHINGTON – Teeth-bleaching isn’t brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 getting onboard with assessment changes

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 is preparing to make assessment changes in its schools this year.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:13 am
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