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  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health pro ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:49 am
  • Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Sycamore getting new fire engine thanks to FEMA

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Fire Department is replacing a 35-year-old fire engine with a modern one, thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

    CHICAGO – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Chicago Friday to campaign for Republican Bruce Rauner, calling his bid to defeat Illinois Gov. Pa ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue imp ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    MIAMI – Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in t ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • GOP Rauner’s campaign ad used made-up headlines

    SPRINGFIELD – A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring – and even making up – hea ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • First phase of Charlestowne Mall project slated for August

    ST. CHARLES – The first phase of construction for the Charlestowne Mall redevelopment is scheduled for August, its project developer said Monday.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. Bu ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory ru ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    JERUSALEM – A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as av ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • DeKalb, NIU focus on long-term collaboration

    DeKALB – DeKalb Mayor John Rey believes being hopeful about the city of DeKalb is not enough to make it a vibrant college community.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:11 pm
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