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  • Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

    WASHINGTON — Rushing toward the exits, Congress on Thursday scrambled to wrap up legislation addressing the troubled Veterans Affairs Department and a ...
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Cops: 1 dead, 1 critical after high-rise shooting

    CHICAGO — Chicago police one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Chicago mayor defends welcoming immigrant kids

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says bringing to Chicago some 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central America is simply the right thing to ...
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Chicago ordinance requires permits for pot shops

    CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen have approved an ordinance requiring medical marijuana retailers to obtain a special use permit before setting up a shop.
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Kaneland superintendent resigns for job in Wheaton

    Kaneland School District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler is resigning to become the next superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville School District 200.
    July 31, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, spar ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • U.S. jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

    WASHINGTON – More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.
    July 31, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

    INVERNESS – The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired after posting on social media plans to marry his ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • State Fair grandstand won't be fixed for opening

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Fair officials say repairs to the grandstand roof won't be done by the time the fair opens next week, but the grandstand ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    WASHINGTON – The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtual ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Japanese firm expands Rochelle rail car plant

    ROCHELLE – A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO – Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • 2 women survive ordeal on rail bridge

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-hi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Deadly Israeli strikes hit U.N. school, market area

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosion ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    WASHINGTON – Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program la ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:15 pm
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