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  • Officials: Chicago schools chief resigns amid federal probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public School's CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned amid a federal probe of a $20 million no-bid contract between the district and ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Supreme Court ruling boosts workplace religious protections

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees and job applicants who need special treatment in the workpla ...
    June 2, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Lindsey Graham launches 2016 presidential bid

    CENTRAL, S.C. – South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has started his presidential campaign.He launched ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • U.S. construction jumped 2.2 percent in April

    WASHINGTON – U.S. construction spending climbed in April to the highest level in more than six years, fueled by healthy gains in housing, government s ...
    June 1, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood i ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Nebraska showing independent streak

    LINCOLN, Neb. – What’s up with Nebraska?The state is among the nation’s most conservative, with Repu ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Ex-Nazis got $20.2M in U.S. benefits

    WASHINGTON – Elfriede Rinkel’s past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn’t keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in American Social Security ben ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

    DALLAS – Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management offici ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • A bitter battle for control of oldest synagogue in U.S.

    NEWPORT, R.I. – A bitter struggle for control over the nation’s oldest synagogue goes to trial this week, with lawyers saying they may use more than 1 ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • North Korea attempting to woo tourists

    PYONGYANG, North Korea – If you’re still looking for somewhere exotic to go this summer and don’t mind a vacation that comes with a heavy dose of soci ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Chicago mayor: Biden dedicated life to service

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has issued a statement on the death of Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden.
    May 31, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • New DVD features courthouse’s history

    WATSEKA – A Illinois filmmaker is detailing the history of the nearly 150-year-old Old Iroquois County Courthouse in Watseka.
    May 31, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • 2 Central Illinois colleges prepare for smoking ban

    NORMAL – Two central Illinois schools are getting ready for a new state law that prohibits smoking on public college campuses starting July 1.
    May 31, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Ride-hailing services like Uber can operate in Elgin

    ELGIN – The Elgin City Council has approved rules that make it legal for Uber and other ride-hailing services to operate in the city.
    May 31, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Kerry breaks leg in bicycle crash; returning to U.S.

    GENEVA – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday after striking a curb and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip ...
    May 31, 2015 - 11:12 pm
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