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  • New report singles out most litigious counties

    CHICAGO – A group that’s criticized the volume of lawsuits in Illinois has a new report it says contains mixed news for reform advocates.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign

    MONTICELLO, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton laid out the early cornerstones of her 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday, casting herself as a “champion” f ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • White House agrees to give Congress a say on an Iran deal

    WASHINGTON – Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Passenger: Walter Scott didn’t deserve to die

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The passenger who was in Walter Scott’s car during a traffic stop before he fled and was fatally shot by a police officer say ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

    ATLANTA – All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized test ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Kidnapping in Nigeria remembered

    LAGOS, Nigeria – They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • State lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-spar ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his third w ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Hospitals: $1.5B cut plan could cost jobs, services

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois hospitals say a proposal to reduce Medicaid spending by more than $1.5 billion from Gov. Bruce Rauner could lead to signif ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Judge sets June hearing in U of Illinois FOIA lawsuit

    URBANA – A Champaign County judge has set a June hearing for a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the University of Illinois by a profes ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • State Dems question budget head over suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top budget aide says more funding could be suspended this year on top of tens of millions in social servi ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Panel asks: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

    WASHINGTON – The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers’ health and safety.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Reparations package offered to police torture victims

    CHICAGO – Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story t ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • 'One-stop shop' opens today in Kirkland, Rochelle for tornado relief resources

    Two multi-agency resource centers will open in Rochelle and Kirkland for residents affected by last week’s tornadoes.
    April 14, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • DeKalb County population stays stagnant

    DeKALB – Since Susan Castle moved to Genoa from South Elgin in June 2014, she opened the Trading Post in downtown Genoa and has been commuting to her ...
    April 14, 2015 - 9:55 pm
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