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  • Democrats push 1-month budget; Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Macy's dumps Donald Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

    NEW YORK – Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the "Miss USA" pageant later this month and Macy's has dumped Donald Trump, part ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • U.S. manufacturing growth improves in June; hiring jumps

    WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.The Institut ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

    ATHENS, Greece – Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • United Airlines investing $30M in biofuels producer

    United Airlines said it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Iran nuclear talks extended; Iranians meet key obligation

    VIENNA – Pushing past a Tuesday deadline, world powers and Iran extended negotiations for a comprehensive nuclear agreement by a week as the U.N. nucl ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Ruling spurs hopes for redistricting changes

    WASHINGTON – Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Pre-1940 remains found in Indiana archaeological site

    HOBART, Ind. – Authorities said human remains dating to before 1940 have been found at a proposed stone quarry archaeological site in northwestern Ind ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Prison chief, 11 others on leave after escape

    ALBANY, N.Y. – The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Christie promises blunt campaign, enters 2016 race

    LIVINGSTON, N.J. – A tough-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launched his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday with a promise to tell voters the t ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Review board recommends firing of Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – For the first time in the nearly eight years since it was formed, the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct has recommended tha ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Cops, athletes serve up Culver's in Sycamore for fundraiser

    SYCAMORE – Dexter Garland said he likes the feeling of swimming for the Special Olympics, and he has plenty of medals to prove it.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • Another View: A Supreme victory for voters

    The Supreme Court has mostly avoided questions about gerrymandering, the practice of drawing otherwise irrational legislative district lines to the ad ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Another View: Texas governor goes 'Harry Potter'

    Gov. Greg Abbott flails with a desperate response to legal same-sex marriage.It looks like Gov. Greg ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:15 pm
  • Former NIU student faces probation in drug case

    SYCAMORE – A 21-year-old former Northern Illinois University student accused of dealing drugs from his dorm room in 2014 was sentenced Tuesday to time ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:14 pm
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