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  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the op ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Indiana governor Mike Pence plans to 'clarify' religious objections law

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he will support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criti ...
    March 29, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Barb City On Tap attendees sample local, national beers

    DeKALB – On Saturday, area residents who were 21 and over went to the NIU Convocation Center with one thing on their minds – taste and sample beers fr ...
    March 29, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    DENVER – Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it’s becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politic ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boistero ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Yemen’s president calls Shiite rebels ‘puppets of Iran’

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Yemen’s embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country “puppets of Iran,” directly b ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    SEATTLE – The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria – Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and th ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    OMAHA, Neb. – The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Catholic bishops call for bell ringing marking war’s end

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Ci ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

    CHICAGO – A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin Nat ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Psych exam sought in Illinois case involving dead cats, dogs

    FREEPORT – A public defender is seeking a psychiatric evaluation for a woman facing animal cruelty charges after dozens of dead cats and dogs were fou ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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