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  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that s ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant po ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • McDonald's: Regulator says it's a 'joint employer'

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it has been notified by a labor regulator that it can be named a "joint employer" for workers in its franchisee-owned ...
    NEW: July 29, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • DeKalb water system focus of study

    DeKALB – By the end of this year, City of DeKalb leaders should know what repairs its water system needs and whether water rates need to change to pay ...
    July 29, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.
    July 29, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National ...
    July 29, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Police: Chicago man sold cocaine near Welsh Park

    DeKALB — A Chicago man accused of selling less than 15 grams of cocaine near a DeKalb park could face between six and 30 years in prison if convicted.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • US: New sanctions on Russia could come Tuesday

    WASHINGTON — The White House says the United States could impose additional economic sanctions on Russia as soon as Tuesday.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry h ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study releas ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Illinois River's man-made island now complete

    PEORIA — A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

    BARTONVILLE — Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tr ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    MARISSA – A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa.
    July 29, 2014 - 10:41 am
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